Elliot Panek, Ph.D.
Elliot Panek studies the uses and effects of digital media from sociological and psychological perspectives. He has published research in top-tier academic journals on the topics of social media and narcissism, texting while driving, media addiction, and media use and political polarization.
Rebecca K Britt, Ph.D.
Rebecca Britt focuses on the use of large scale web data in the context of health communication scholarship, where she studies online communities, campaign development, and public health discourse.
Naiyan Jones is a graduate from the University of Birmingham, UK. He uses mixed methods approaches to investigate online political communications, social media platforms and online communities.
Matthew Gaines is an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama, studying finance & economics.
Former Group Members
Wyatt Harrison is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he studied management information systems.
Jue 'Lucas' Hou
Lucas Hou is a graduate of the College of Communication & Information Sciences Doctoral Program at The University of Alabama, where he studied the perception of Esports in China and the United States.
Connor Hollenbach, M.A. is a graduate of The University of Alabama. His research interests include machine learning and big data.
Tyler Rhodes is a graduate of the University of Alabama. His research interests include shape morphing robotic structures.
Jinjie Yang M.A. is a graduate of the College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama. His research interests include news frames, trust, and online social dynamics.