Dr. Justin Walden
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Office: Minard 338-D6
Phone: (701) 231-8585
I joined the communication faculty in 2015 after teaching at the College at Brockport in western New York for two years. I received my masters degree in media studies at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in 2006 and my PhD in mass communication from the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University in 2013.
My research explores the introduction of information communication technologies into the workplace and how individuals incorporate technology into their daily media use routines. Specifically, I am interested in how social media span the boundaries between our personal and professional lives and the ways in which this technology impacts employee relationships and employee perceptions of the work-life balance. My previous research has addressed online product reviews, blogger/public relations relationships, and sports branding.
Prior to my career in academia, I worked for nine years as a newspaper reporter and public relations professional. This professional experience informs both my research and my teaching.
In the spring, I will be teaching Comm 375 (Principles and Practices of Advertising and Public Relations) and Comm 472 (Public Relations Campaigns).