Dr. Steph Dean

Assistant Professor

Dr. Steph Dean
615-898-5628
Room 344, College of Education Building (COE)
MTSU Box 58, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Umea University (2013)
  • M.A., Umea University (2004)
  • B.S.Ed., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2000)

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Media
  • Participatory Media
  • Cyber Ethics
  • Online Activism
  • Academic Activism
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Digital Identity play
  • Game Theory.

Biography

Dr. Dean is a researcher, storyteller, and academic activist. Dean researches how we use digital technologies, social media, and participatory media to align with or against discourses that form our identities, policies, and understandings of culture(s). Dean is currently interested in communicative structures in augmented and virtual gaming backchannels.

participatory media, academic activism, digital youth culture, game theory, virtual reality, augmented reality

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Dr. Dean is a researcher, storyteller, and academic activist. Dean researches how we use digital technologies, social media, and participatory media to align with or against discourses that form our identities, policies, and understandings of culture(s). Dean is currently interested in communicative structures in augmented and virtual gaming backchannels.

participatory media, academic activism, digital youth culture, game theory, virtual reality, augmented reality


Over the past 13 years, Dr. Dean was a researcher and Director of Studies in HUMlab at Umea University in the far north of Sweden. Having recently returned to the US, Dean is soaking up every available ounce of Vitamin D before winter, as well as exploring her new home.

Dean is insatiably curious, a passionate researcher...and can be found to occasionally race reindeer.

More information can be found about Dr. Dean at VRARkat, or on her Twitter feed, @cutecattheory.

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