I am a professor of media and communications currently serving as Interim Director of the Media & Technology Studies unit at the University of Alberta. I also teach in the Master of Arts in Communications and Technology (MACT program). Prior to joining the University of Alberta in 2006, I was a Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics where I was Director of the Graduate Programme in Media and Communications Regulation and Policy.
My research and teaching interests revolve around the social impact of digital media and technology. I have been leading collaborative research projects in digital leadership and literacy through a technology stewardship initiative with Canadian and international partners. My expertise extends to a range of areas including social media, communication for development; community informatics; political economy of communication; communication policy and regulation; science and technology studies.
In addition, I have a longstanding interest in the field of media ecology, with a focus on the work of Marshall McLuhan, Harold Innis, and others associated with the Toronto School of Communication.