Jennifer Stromer-Galley is Professor in the School of Information Studies and Director for the Center for Computational and Data Sciences. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and with the Department of Political Science, and she is President of the Association of Internet Researchers.
Jenny has been studying "social media" since before it was called social media, studying online interaction and influence in a variety of contexts, including political forums and online games. She has published over 50 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters. Her award-winning book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press), provides a history of presidential campaigns as they have adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies. She is currently a Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. The Fellowship is helping to support a collaborative research project, Illuminating 2016, studying the 2016 presidential campaign by collecting and analyzing the candidates' and public's postings on social media. Mentoring the next generation of scholars and social entrepreneurs is something she particularly enjoys.
Jennifer Stromer-Galley studies human interaction with and through digital technologies. Her wide-ranging work has explored why people talk politics online, what practical addition deliberation can bring to e-government, and she has developed a coding scheme to assess the qualities of political discussion. In related work, she has joined with computer scientists to develop algorithms to automatically assess roles in online group discussion, including leadership and influence. Her personal interest in games has led to fruitful research efforts to understand the normative dynamics in virtual worlds, and to develop predictive models to identify key behavioral indicators of real world characteristics in virtual environments. She helped lead a multi-university consortium to develop educational games to teach students about cognitive biases that impair good decision-making (see: http://www.albany.edu/news/19508.php for a press release about the project). Her book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age, for Oxford University Press, provides a history of U.S. presidential campaigns since 1996 and the ways they have adapted to digital media. Jenny is currently a Tow Fellow for Digital Journalism at Columbia University researching how presidential campaigns and the public are using social media to talk about the 2016 campaign. She has published over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, and has been a co-PI on 4 externally-funded research projects with awards ranging from $400,000 to $8.7 million.
|Fall 2016||IST486||M002||Social Media in the Enterprise|
|Fall 2015||IST486||M002||Social Media in the Enterprise|
|Spring 2016||IST700||M001||Social Media Research Methods|
|Fall 2014||IST686||M800||Enterprise Social Media|
|Fall 2014||IST486||M001||Social Media in the Enterprise|
|Fall 2013||IST800||M800||Proseminar:Adv Research Method|
|Fall 2013||IST700||M002||IT Project Stakeholder Mgmt|
|Spring 2014||IST700||M002||Internet Research Methods|
|Spring 2013||IST600||M006||Dig Comm Theory to Practice|