Research on Social Media & College Access
As part of research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, my research team and I have been exploring the potential for social media to help ameliorate college access patterns in the US by helping first generation and low-income students access informational and social support resources in their extended social networks.
The papers we have published in this area to date include:
I am also excited to be working with Bernie Hogan and Christine Greenhow on a Facebook app we call "College Connect." College Connect development is funded by a College Knowledge Challenge grant. We plan to launch sometime late summer.
Students and faculty currently involved in this project include D. Yvette Wohn (post-doc at Northwestern), Laaeq Khan (graduate student at Michigan State University) and Christine Greenhow (Professor at MSU's College of Education).