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Dr. David Westerman

Assistant Professor


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Office: Minard 338-C20
Phone: (701) 231-6648

Spring 2014 office hours: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment.

I joined the NDSU faculty in 2013 after working at West Virginia University for six years. I completed both my master’s degree (2003) and my Ph.D. (2007) at Michigan State University, where I focused my attention on Communication Technology and Social Influence. Prior to my time in the state of Michigan, I got my B.A. in English and Communication Studies from Niagara University, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where I was born and raised

My overall goal for research is to learn more about how people use technology to accomplish their communication goals. I think that studying technology is a quest for learning more about what it means to be human. More specifically, I am especially interested in how people form and manage their impressions online, and how and with what effects people experience a sense of presence (being in a place and/or with other people). I think studying communication technology (computer-mediated communication) is especially fun and interesting because it pervades so much of communication and has so many applications to real-world problems.  

This fall, I'm teaching COMM 472: Public Relations Campaigns and COMM 782: Theories of Persuasion.

David Westerman's CV


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Department of Communication
Phone: (701) 231-7705 • Fax: (701) 231-7784
Physical Address: Minard 338 • N. University Dr. & Centennial Blvd. • Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address: Department #2310 • P.O. Box 6050 • Fargo, ND 58108

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014 2:12:46 PM