Heidi Hess von Ludewig, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Heidi Hess von Ludewig who successfully defended her dissertation on May 5th, 2014. Her dissertation was entitled "Networked Creativity: Understanding the Process and Effect of Interpersonal and Networked Interactions on Workplace Creativity" and was chaired byJason Swarts. The rest of her committee included Elizabeth Craig, Susan Katz, and Chris Mayhorn from the Department of Psychology. …

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Ashley R. Kelly, PhD

The CRDM blog is happy to congratulate Ashley on successfully passing her dissertation, titled "Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific Research." Her committee members are Carolyn Miller (chair), Nancy Penrose, and Bill Kinsella, all at NC State, and Jordynn Jack at UNC-Chapel Hill and Randy Harris at the University of Waterloo, …

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Dr. Fredessa Hamilton Cobb

Congratulations to CRDM graduate Fredessa Hamilton Cobb, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled: 'I Wanna Text, Too!' Examining How Low-literate Adults Use New Communication Technologies and Applications." Her committee was chaired by Dr.  James Kiwanuka-Tondo, and included Dr. Susan Miller-Cochran, Dr. Melissa Johnson, and Dr. Deanna Dannels. Dr. Cobb is now teaching at Shaw University in Raleigh as an …

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Josh Reeves, PhD

The CRDM student blog is proud to congratulate Dr. Joshua Reeves for successfully defending his dissertation earlier today just a few short months after becoming ABD. His project, titled "If you See Something, Say Something: Communication, Surveillance and Citizenship," was overseen (couldn't resist the pun) by a committee co-chaired by Jeremy Packer and Hans Kellner, with Matt …

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Robin Snead, PhD

We heartily congratulate Robin Snead on successfully defending her dissertation, titled Tracing Activity: The Multimodal Composing Practices of First-Year Writing Students. Robin's committee included Chris Anson, Deanna Dannels, Carolyn Miller, and Susan Miller-Cochran (chair).We remember way back when Dr. Snead was still Robin Snead, ABD. Nice work, and way to represent the program!

Wendi Sierra PhD

Congratulations to Wendi Sierra for successfully defending her dissertation! Her work explores gamification as 21st century education, and helped her land a cushy job in the Department of English at St. John Fisher College, where she will be co-directing a new interdisciplinary major: Digital Cultures and Technologies. Wendi, we've enjoyed talking you up on the …

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