The School of Information Studies is delighted to announce that Senior Associate Dean and Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley has been named a Fellow in the International Communication Association

An active scholar and educator, Stromer-Galley is well-known for her work on the use of social media in elections and its implications. She has published over 70 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters, and received over $15 million in federal and corporate grants to support her research endeavors. Her award-winning book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press, 2019, 2nd Ed.), provides a history of presidential campaigns as they have adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies. 

“Stromer-Galley has assembled an impressive list of accomplishments in her career,” says Shyam Sundar, PhD, the James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Effects, Co-Director, Media Effects Research Laboratory, and Director, Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence at The Pennsylvania State University. “She is an empathetic mentor and a great citizen of the field. She is a “public scholar” who has tirelessly engaged in translational work. Most recently, she has become a senior administrator at her School, and is directing Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness (DEI) initiatives. As such, she is a well-rounded scholar who has shown excellence in all aspects of scholarship.”

This award of Fellow in the International Communication Association is in recognition of these and other distinguished scholarly contributions to the field of communications.

“Stromer-Galley’s outstanding theoretical and methodological contributions make her an incredibly deserving ICA fellow,” says Talia Jomini Stroud, who holds the E. M. “Ted” Dealey Professorship in the Business of Journalism and is Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism, Director and Knight Faculty Fellow, Center for Media Engagement, and Interim Director, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin.

“She instinctively looks for questions instead of answers,” adds Dr. Roderick Hart, Shivers Centennial Chair in Communication, Professor of Government, and Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. “That spirit of inquiry has made her a constantly evolving thinker.”

Stromer-Galley was awarded the honor at the annual meeting of the association on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France.