School of Communication

New Special Interest Course Available

Principles of Social Media

Starting Fall 2015, this new special interest class will be open to students at Cleveland State University. The 200-level Principles of Social Media course will provide students with an introduction to social media as it relates to the history, theories, ethics and practice of communication.
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The Instructor

Dr. Kathleen Stansberry is an assistant professor of public relations and social media at Cleveland State University. She is particularly interested in the ways online publics build trust, develop influence and organize to pursue shared goals. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals and she frequently speaks on the subject of online influence at professional conferences and industry events. Dr. Stansberry has worked in agency, corporate, and nonprofit public relations, most recently as the online community manager for the International Society for Technology in Education. For more information: