David Atkin, PhD
Professor, Communication (Affiliate)
Dr. Atkin’s research interests include the uses and effects of new media – including a current project investigating uses of the Internet for health information. In 1999, Dr. Atkin received the Kreighbaum Under 40 Award, recognizing the field’s top junior journal scholar, and in 2000, he received a University Distinguished Scholar Award. He has taught courses on communication and campaigns, in addition to doing research on the diffusion of new media technologies. He has worked on research grants and contracts supported by the Ameritech Foundation, Cleveland State University, Crowell and Moring Attorneys at Law, the National Association of Broadcasters, Northern Telecom University Interaction Program and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education. Dr. Atkin also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly & the American Journal of Media Psychology.
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1988 (mass media)
M.A., Michigan State University, 1986 (telecommunication)
A.B., University of California-Berkeley, 1983 (mass communication
|Mailing Address||Department of Communication850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085Storrs, CT 06269-1085|
|Office Location||Phillips Communication Sciences Building|