Dr. Nicholas David Bowman
Research Associate, Media and Interaction Lab
Department of Communication Studies
Armstrong Hall, Room 108
P.O. Box 6293
Morgantown, WV 26506
Office Phone: (304) 293-3905
My academic interests are concerned with understanding how communication technology has changed the way we share and respond to mass information. As our social world becomes increasingly mediated and virtual, I study how media users respond cognitively and emotionally to mediation as well as if an how they differentiate between the real and virtual worlds.
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. Finally, as a former journalist Nick studies how communication technology has influenced the speed, accuracy, and utility of news information for today’s multimedia audiences. Dr. Bowman’s research has been published in Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.
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