Media and Information Faculty

Johannes M. Bauer

Department Chairperson

FOCUS: ICT governance, economics and international developments

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Jeremy Gibson Bond

Professor of Practice

FOCUS: Game design and development, emerging game hardware, independent games

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Shelia Cotten

Professor, Interim Director of MSU-Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research

FOCUS: Technology use and effects across the lifespan

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Constantinos K. Coursaris

Department Associate Chairperson and Associate Professor

FOCUS: Human-Computer Interaction & Usability, New media uses & effects incl. Social media for organizations

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Andrew Dennis


FOCUS: Game design, 3D modeling and animation

David Ewoldsen


FOCUS: Media psychology, health communication, attitudes and persuasion

Troy Hale


FOCUS: Broadcasting and video production

Keith Hampton


FOCUS: Information and communication technologies, social networks, democratic engagement and the urban environment.

Carrie Heeter


FOCUS: Cybermeditation, Serious Games

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Josh Introne

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Computer supported collaborative work and socio-computational systems

Natascha Just

Natascha Just

Associate Professor

FOCUS: Media economics and policy

Luke Kane

Outreach Specialist

FOCUS: Pre-college programs, game design

Elizabeth LaPensée

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: The intersections of media, culture, and healing with special attention to Indigenous cultures

Young (Anna) Lee

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Social media and social computing

Eduardo Nakasone

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Development economics, applied microeconomics, agricultural economics

Casey O’Donnell

Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor

FOCUS: Ethnography of game design and development

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Jenny Olson

Associate Professor

FOCUS: Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D)

Wei Peng

Associate Professor

FOCUS: Serious games, health communication and media effects

Swarnavel Pillai

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Aesthetics and documentary production

Emilee Rader

Associate Professor, AT&T Scholar

FOCUS: Information sharing in socio-technical systems

Rabindra Ratan

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Socio and psychological approaches to interactive media

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Gary Reid

FOCUS: Audio, video production, telecommunication technology and media management

Stephanie Steinhardt

Stephanie Steinhardt

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Social and ethical consequences of technological development

Charles Steinfield


FOCUS: Social and organizational impacts of new media

Wietske Van Osch

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Collaborative innovation in online communities and social media

Rick Wash

Associate Professor

FOCUS: Social media impacts, new media research and methods

Valeta Wensloff

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Outreach Specialist

FOCUS: Design aesthetics and usability

Jon Whiting


FOCUS: Audio production

Lisa Whiting Dobson


FOCUS: Television and video production

Brian Winn

Associate Professor

FOCUS: Design and development of meaningful play

John J. Valadez

Professor of Practice

FOCUS: Documentary film-making

Susan Wyche

Assistant Professor

FOCUS: Technology appropriation in non-Western societies

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