I grew up in the St. Louis area for the first 19 years of my life. After moving away from home, I lived in 6 states, 13 cities, and 17 apartments in rapid succession (seven years). During those seven years, I served an LDS mission, earned my BA at Brigham Young University Idaho, earned my MA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and am now working on my PhD at Michigan State University. Along the way I have learned to love all elements of learning and how they can be applied to human interaction and communication. I have a special spot in my heart for quantum mechanics, mathematics, and game theory.
Areas of Expertise
Interpersonal Communication, Computer-Mediated Communication, Social Psychology Research, Parasocial Interaction
I'm passionate about
I love the conceptualization of social experimentation. How people interact and affect each other intrigues me, and finding the explanation for these impacts guides my research interests.
Talk to me about
Talk to me about interpersonal communication, social networking services, social psychology, behavior economics, quantum mechanics, evolution... or anything really. I find a way to study everything.