The School of Media and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the hiring of two new full-time professors: David Karpf, an expert in online political advocacy, and William Youmans, a scholar of global communication.
David Karpf comes to the School of Media and Public Affairs from the faculty of Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. His research explores the effects of the internet on political advocacy, with a particular focus on the new political economy of internet-mediated organizations like MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, and the DailyKos blogging community. He recently published his first book, The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy, which explores how modern advocacy groups have utilized the internet to pioneer new organizational tactics, fundraising tools, and membership engagement strategies. Learn more about Karpf here.
William Youmans, who specializes in global communication, media law, and Middle Eastern politics and society, will bring an international perspective to the School of Media and Public Affairs. He comes to SMPA from the University of Michigan, where he was a PhD candidate in Communications Studies. Prior to his doctoral studies, Youmans earned a juris doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent work explores Al Jazeera English and international broadcasting aimed at Arab populations. Read more about Youmans here.
This upcoming fall semester, Karpf will instruct graduate students in Strategic Political Communication and Youmans will teach an undergraduate section of Media Law. Join us in welcoming Professors Karpf and Youmans to the School of Media and Public Affairs! They officially begin with us on August 1.
For more information, please see today's press release.