Summary of Research

I use the tools of social science to help design better online information platforms. My work bridges communication research with the field of human-computer interaction. I have two areas of interest. I am interested in understanding how citizens process misinformation in social media environments. And I also look at how social networks support both geographic and interest-based communities. My current work in this area is looking at how thru-hikers on the AT are using social media to support their hiking efforts. I am also working on an NSF funded grant that looks at how we can build more trustworthy news platforms.

You find find all of my published work here.