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Dr. Cathlin Clark-Gordon


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Areas of Study:

Computer-Mediated Communication
Instructional Communication 

Research Interests:

Social Affordances of Instructional Technologies
Instructor-Student Communication

Dr. Clark-Gordon teaches online graduate and undergraduate courses in social and mass media for the department, including Social Media Management and Introduction to the Mass Media. Dr. Clark-Gordon’s research interests revolve around the intersection of communication technologies and instructional communication. Broadly, she integrates these areas of research to examine the impact that mediated environments and their affordances have on the student-instructor relationship. Her work has explored topics such as student perceptions of professor social media use, student-instructor multimodal communication, and both student and instructor perspectives on digital feedback technologies. Dr. Clark-Gordon has experience with diverse research methodologies including content analyses, surveys, experiments, and meta-analyses. Overall, Dr. Clark-Gordon’s research seeks to extend theories of computer-mediated communication to the context of instructional communication to explore boundary conditions. 


B.S., Slippery Rock University
M.A., Clemson University
Ph.D., West Virginia University