Presenting at #GLACUHO 2016 Today…

I’m excited to be back in the region in which I got my start. During my graduate student days I was the intern for Alma Sealine when she was GLACUHO President. Fast forward 15 years later and I’m back in the region and presenting three times. Below are the slides from the presentations I will be giving along with some additional resources. Highlighting Your Strengths as a Professional, Online Being a visible and engaged professional online has many benefits including opening doors to job opportunities and accessing and participating in free or… Read More

Presenting at #AIMHO 2016 Today…

I’m pleased to be presenting at the AIMHO 2016 conference alongside my esteemed colleague, Rachel Aho from the University of Utah. In this session we’ll be discussing aspects of research and practice that relate to the developmental challenges and opportunities college students face online. The theoretical underpinnings of this session are drawn from my qualitative study of college students and emerging adults.

PRESENTATION VIDEO: What’s Going On “Behind the Screen” With College Students?

I had the honor of presenting, not once, but twice at the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate Conference (co-hosted with Merlot) in New Orleans this year. The following are two videos from my presentations there. The first, immediately below, was a lightning-style talk. This presentation consisted of 20 slides, each set to advance automatically every 18 seconds, for a total presentation time of 5 minutes. In this lightning talk, I discuss one of the most compelling findings from my research: online motivation and “the Like.”

DOWNLOAD MY DISSERTATION: College Students, Social Media, Digital Identities, and the Digitized Self

I am happy to finally make my entire final dissertation available for all to download and read.  This document represents some of the first qualitative research into how traditionally aged college students use social media and its impact on their development and how they construct identities online.  If you want a more detailed description, I’ve included the abstract below. Interested in downloading it?  In addition to the dissertation now being available on the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database, I’ve also made it available as direct download here from my website.

Watch the Video of My PhD Dissertation Defense, On College Students and Social Media

It’s over!  It’s hard to believe the one of the final steps on my journey is complete.  I want to thank everyone for all of their support throughout this process.  There are far too many of you to mention individually, but I trust you know who you are and how much I appreciate you. If you’d like to watch a video of the public defense of my dissertation (below), I recorded it via live-streaming on Google On Air Hangouts.  This video includes the presentation portion of my defense, which was approximately 15 minutes.  Enjoy! 😉