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Keith N. Hampton

Professor of Media and Information and Interim Director of the Quello Center, Michigan State University

Keith N. Hampton, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information and Interim Director of the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law at Michigan State University. Dr. Hampton is a network scholar who studies community, with a focus on digital media and social inequality. His research investigates the connections between digital access and disparities in areas such as gender, education, and well-being. He has examined how variation in the use of digital media (i.e., social media, video games, etc.,), digital skills, parental mediation, and access inequalities influence outcomes, particularly in rural communities. Dr. Hampton's research has received a number of awards. This includes the 2022 Career Achievement Award from the Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology of the American Sociological Association. In 2017 he was elected a member of the Sociological Research Association. Hampton's prior faculty appointments include Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.