T. Franklin Waddell is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Communications. His research examines the effects of new communication technologies including avatars, video games, virtual environments, robots, and social television.
His work has been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Computers in Human Behavior, and the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research. He has also presented his research at a range of conferences across multiple disciplines, including the International Communication Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the American Psychological Association and the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Waddell is also an editorial assistant for the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (2013-present). His past teaching experience as an instructor and teaching assistant includes coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate level including media effects, research methods, the psychological aspects of new communication technology, and public speaking. He also has past professional and teaching experience in the domain of digital video production.