Prof. Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Ph.D.
Jennifer Stromer-Galley (Ph.D. Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2002) is Professor in the School of Information Studies, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Initiatives. She is former president of the Association of Internet Researchers. She is 2019 recipient of the Undergraduate Katzer Professor of the Year Award, and her book Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age received the 2015 Roderick P. Hart Top Book Award in the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
Jenny has been studying “social media” since before it was called social media, studying online interaction and strategic communication in a variety of contexts, including political forums and online games. She has published over 70 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters, and received over $15 million in federal and corporate grants to support her research endeavors. Her award-winning book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press, 2019, 2nd Ed.), provides a history of presidential campaigns as they have adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies. She received a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant for her collaborative research, the Illuminating Project, which provides an archive of the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns by collecting and algorithmically classifying the candidates’ postings and paid ads on social media to support campaign transparency reporting for journalists.