Congratulations, Labsters!

Jonathan (Yonty) Friesem Ph.D. 

University of Rhode Island, School of Education, awarded 2015
Dissertation Title: "On Becoming a Digital Literacy Mentor"
Current Position: Faculty, Central Connecticut State University
 

Mary Moen, Ph.D. 

University of Rhode Island, School of Education, awarded 2015
Dissertation Title: "Teachers' Self-Directed Informal Learning Experiences For Technology Integration: An Exploratory Study"
Current Position: Director, Media Smart Libraries program, Research Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
 
Elizaveta Friesem, Ph.D.
Temple University, Mass Media and Communication, awarded 2015
Dissertation Title: "Media Literacy Education, Gender, and Media Representations in High School Classrooms"
Current Position: Instructor, Department of Communication, University of Hartford CT
   
Michael RobbGrieco, Ph.D. 
Temple University, Mass Media and Communication, awarded 2014
Dissertation Title: "Media for Media Literacy: Discourses of the Media Literacy Education Movement in Media & Values Magazine, 1977 - 1993"
Current Position: Director of Technology, Windham Unified Schools, VT
 
Kelly Mendoza, Ph.D. 
Temple University, Mass Media and Communication, awarded 2013
Dissertation Title: "Parental Mediation and Media Literacy"
Current Position: Senior Manager of Education Content and Curriculum, Common Sense Media, San Francisco CA
 
Tina Peterson, Ph.D. 
Temple University, Mass Media and Communication, awarded 2012
Dissertation Title: "So You Think You Can Cook? Visual Communication in Food Media, Meaning-making and Cooking Self-efficacy," awarded 2012
Current Position: Director, News Literacy Project, Houston TX
 
Hans Schmidt, PhD. 
Temple University, Mass Media and Communication, awarded 2010
Dissertation Title: "Media Creation and the Net Generation: Comparing Faculty and Student Beliefs and Competencies Regarding Media Literacy within Higher Education" 
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Brandywine
 
Jiwon Yoon, Ph.D. 
Dissertation Title: "Media Literacy Education to Promote Cultural Competence and Adaptation among Diverse Students: A Case Study of North Korean Refugees in South Korea," awarded 2010
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Communication, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
 
Rebecca Hains, Ph.D. 

Temple University, Mass Media and Communication, awarded 2008

Dissertation Title: "Negotiating Girl Power: Girlhood on Screen and in Everyday Life"

Current Position: Associate Professor of Communication, Salem State University, Salem MA
 
Current PhD Students:
  • Jillian Belanger, University of Rhode Island, Department of Writing & Rhetoric
  • Alyson Leitch, University of Rhode Island, Department of Writing and Rhetoric
  • Hailee Dunn, University of Rhode Island, Department of Psychology
  • Mark Davis, University of Rhode Island, School of Education
  • Clarissa Walker, University of Rhode Island, Department of Writing & Rhetoric
  • Zoey Wang, University of Rhode Island, School of Education
 
Saturday, December 19, 2015