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Corinne Weisgerber, Ph.D.

2014 Speaker

Corinne Weisgerber, Ph.D. is a social media professor and Internet researcher at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas where she teaches classes on social and interactive media, interpersonal communication and public relations. Weisgerber became interested in computer-mediated communication in the early days of the Internet and has been studying the impact of new communication technologies on our relationships, identities and ways of seeing the world since the beginning of her doctoral studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Much of her latest research has focused on new media, digital identity and the role of social media in redefining the public relations industry. Her research has been published in academic journals, book chapters and various online forums. An educator first and foremost, Weisgerber has also developed one of the first social media for public relations classes – a course which explores emerging social media technologies and studies their application in contemporary PR practice and which she has been teaching since 2007. @corinnew