Dr. Joe Walther Joins the Department of Communication and the Center for Information Technology and Society!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Joe Walther will be joining the faculty of Communication in November as the Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Information Technology and Society. Professor Walther examines how computer-mediated communication (CMC), through a variety of media, affect the development and maintenance of human relationships. Specifically, he investigates how technologically-based social routines affect the impressions people form of one another, and how the development of trust, affection, and influence are affected by social media and other communication technologies. We look forward to welcoming him to the Department.