Faculty and Staff - Social Networks and Social Media
Robert L. Schrag has taught at NC State since 1980. He is a member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers and was named NC State Alumni Distinguished Professor in 1993. He teaches the undergraduate core required course COM 250 Communication and Technology, the DE GEP course [COM 200-601] Communication Media in a Changing World, as well as a number graduate and undergraduate courses on the media, technology and art. A founding member and senior fellow of the American Communication Association, Dr. Schrag has published in their online journal The American Communication Journal. He edited the journal for several years. His work also appears in traditional journals such as Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Communication Education, and The Western Journal of Communication. He has also authored several academic books and works of juvenile fiction, including Taming the Wild Tube: A Family Guide to Television and Video [UNC Press, 1991] and Mystery on Isle Royale [Chapter & Verse Publishing, 2000]. His current activities focus on the use of digital interactive technology in artistic and expressive communication. His digital art has been displayed at the North Carolina Museum of Art, a variety of East coast galleries and, as a result of being one of the winners in the inaugural Art-on-the-Move competition sponsored by the Raleigh Arts Commission, on the sides of Raleigh city buses.
Jason Swarts is a Professor in the English Department at NC State University. He is the Director of the Professional Writing Program and teaches courses on theory and research in technical communication, networks, and discourse analysis. His research focuses on genres of instructional communication, distributed work, and mobility.
Stephen Wiley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. He received his B.A. in Sociolgy and Anthropology at Swarthmore College, his master’s in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Communication Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, Wiley was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting faculty member at the Universidad de Concepción in southern Chile, where he carried out ethnographic fieldwork to see the effects of globalization on ordinary people’s sense of place in the city of Concepción in 2008 and 2012.