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Gordon S. Carlson, PhD
Gordon Carlson

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Director, Institute for New Media Studies
Executive Director, Society for Conceptual Logistics in Communication Research

Dr. Carlson completed his Bachelors and Masters degree in Communication at Oregon State University. He completed his doctorate in New Media Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago while working in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. Having taught in Chicago, Hawaii, and Kansas City, Dr. Carlson is currently at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. An Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies department, his work focuses on understanding how new media interact with rhetorical constructions through disruption and convergence. He is the founding Director of the Institute for New Media Studies which engages in a number of transdisciplinary projects, many of which revolve around 3D visualization of complex concepts and new approaches to pedagogy and learning.

Office: Malloy Hall 105
Phone: 785-628-5876

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
M.A., Oregon State University, 2005
B.S., Oregon State University, 2004

Ella Ding
Ella Ding, Research Assistant

Research Assistant, Institute for New Media Studies

Ella completed her Bachelors at Nanyang Normal University and Masters degree in Psychology at Tianjin Normal University of China. After graduation, she worked for the Academic Evaluation & Assessment Office of Sias International University. During design of the Sias Academic Evaluation management system, she took a strong interest in web design. Ella is currently in her second year of the Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) program focused on web development. Ella intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction.

Office: Malloy Hall 106
Phone: 785-628-4784

M.A., Tianjin Normal University, 2013
B.S., Nanyang Normal University, 2011



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