Jennifer Stromer-Galley (PhD Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor in the School of Information Studies and Director for the Center for Computational and Data Sciences. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and with the Department of Political Science, and she is President of the Association of Internet Researchers.
Jenny has been studying “social media” since before it was called social media, studying online interaction and influence in a variety of contexts, including political forums and online games. She has published over 40 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters. Her award-winning book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press), provides a history of presidential campaigns as they have adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies. She is currently a Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. The Fellowship is helping to support a collaborative research project studying the 2016 presidential campaign by collecting and analyzing the candidates’ and public’s postings on social media. Mentoring the next generation of scholars and social entrepreneurs is something she particularly enjoys.