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Nick Bowman

Associate Professor; Research Associate, Interaction Lab (#ixlab)

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests

Dr. Bowman is interested in mass media, communication technology, entertainment media and experimental methods. His academic interests are concerned with understanding how communication technology has changed the way we share and respond to mass information, and his recent work studies the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social demands of interactive media -- most notably, video games and social media. 

An avid entertainment technology fan, Dr. Bowman is particularly interested in understanding the popularity of video games not only as a leisure activity, but as a place for community discourse, a training ground for human interaction, and a space for observational and experiential learning. He is the current editor of Communication Research Reports and an associate editor with Journal of Media Psychology, and he has published over 100 peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. 

Dr. Bowman also oversees the Interaction Lab (#ixlab)


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Institute for Social Research @ University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis