Overview of Research
I situate myself as an equity researcher studying learners’ experiences with social media and online learning. Under this motivation, I have three research interests:
Cyberbullying & its Chilling Effect on Online Engagement
As cyberbullying becomes more common among teens, particularly marginalized groups of girls and LGBT+ folks, I study how previously victimized learners bring their experiences and anxieties into online discussions, and how educators might respond.
Student Feedback for Designing Online Courses
I am interested in how college instructors learn how to teach online by incorporating the voices of their students. I received a grant from NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management to study how student feedback can help graduate instructors learn how to foster an inclusive climate in their online classroom.
College Students & Social Media
In collaboration with colleagues from across the country, I research how college students use social media to protest institutional racism.