SONIC Alumni

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PhD Students

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      • Aaron Schecter, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
      • Alessia Sammarra, Professor of Organization and HRM, Università dell’Aquila e LUISS Business School
      • Alina Lungeanu, Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
      • Brian Keegan, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
      • Brooke Foucault Welles, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Northeastern University
      • Cataldo Dino Ruta, Professor of Human Resources and Sport Management, SDA Bocconi School of Management
      • Chunke Su, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Texas at Arlingtonjohnson
      • David Brandon, Research Coordinator, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      • Jacqueline Ng Lane, Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), Harvard Business School
      • Marlon Twyman II, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
      • Meikuan Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, California State University, Stainislaus
      • Ryan Whalen, Assistant Professor,Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore
      • Robert Whitbred, Director and Associate Professor, School of Communication, Cleveland State University
      • Yixue Wang, PhD Student, Northwestern University (TSB)
      • Zachary Gibson, PhD Student, Northwestern University (PhD)

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Pre-Doc Mentor

      • Alessia Sammarra, Associate Professor, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at the University of L’Aquila (Italy)
      • Cataldo Dino Ruta, SDA Associate Professor in Management Practice, SDA Bocconi School of Management
      • Yuanxin Wang, PhD in New Media, Peking University

Postdoctoral Researchers

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      • Ivan Hernandez, Faculty at the Department of Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Virginia Tech University
      • Michael Schultz, Assistant Professor at Indiana University
      • Patrick Park, Data Science Fellow at Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS)
      • Toshio Murase, Assistant Professor at Roosevelt University and Associate Professor at Waseda University
      • Hank Green, Associate Professor at Indiana University
      • Jun Wang, Research Assistant Professor at Syracuse University
      • Michelle Birkett, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University
      • Ga Hyun (Iris) Jeon
      • Yun Huang, Data Analyst, Shuoen Internet Corporation

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Master’s Students

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Committee Members 

Academia

      • Casey Pierce, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
      • Dorothy Carter, Assistant Professor, U of Georgia, Department of Psychology
      • Fabio Fonti, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, NEOMA Business School
      • Harsh Taneja, Assistant Professor, U of Illinois, College of Media
      • Ilya Gokhman, Lecturer, Oglethorpe University
      • Jeffrey Treem, Associate Professor, UT Austin, Department of Communcation Studies
      • Laleah Fernandez, Assistant Director, Quello Center at Michigan State University
      • Laleah Fernandez, Assistant Director at the Quello Center, Michigan State University
      • Lindsay Larson, PhD Student, Northwestern U
      • Lindsay Young, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Annenberg
      • Samantha M. Keppler, Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business
      • Sofia Fu, Assistant Professor of Communication, Rutgers School of Information and Communication
      • Tom Ksiazek, Associate Professor, Villanova University
      • Vanessa Cedeno, Professor of Computer Science, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
      • William C. Barley, Assitant Professor, Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      • Xiao (Angela) Wu, Assistant Professor, NYU, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication 
      • Yu Li (Patrick) Hsieh, Survey Methodologist / Digital Sociologist, RTI International

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Staff

Academia

      • Meghan McCarter, Project Coordinator for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia University
      • Eric Forbush, PhD Student, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
      • Khwan Kim, PhD Student, Organizational Behavior, INSEAD
      • Kitty Cheung, M.S. Student, Statistics and Sociology, Brown University
      • Brent Hoagland, PhD Student, Sociology, Rutgers University
      • Tony Vashevko, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behavior, INSEAD
      • Jinling Li, Research Specialist, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
      • Carmen Chan, PhD Student, Communications, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Visiting Affiliates/Scholars

Academia

      • Baozhen Li, Associate Professor, Department of Information Management, Jiangsu University of Science & Technology
      • Cristina Casareale, Postdoctoral Fellow at Disaster Lab, the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona)
      • Chuang Zhang, Professor, Institute of Cyber Education Technology in BUPT China
      • Elena Pavan Faculty Member, University of Trento
      • Fahime Ghasemian, Computer Software Professional, Iran
      • Hank Green, Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
      • Jennifer Brown, Director, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities at Northwestern University
      • Jinling Li, Research Specialist, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
      • Julia Neidarht, Research Unit, E-Commerce Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien
      • Julija Mell, Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
      • Katerina Bohle, Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland, Galway
      • Konstantinos Yfantis, Manager of Teaching and Learning Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      • Li Yu, Associate Professor, School of Information, Renmin University of China
      • Lidwien van de Wijngaert, Professor, Radboud University
      • Meikuan Huang, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, California State University
      • Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi, PhD Student, Northwestern University (Physics)
      • Patricia Jones, Associate Director for Research, Beckman Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      • Roberto Dandi, Adjunct Instructor and Researcher, Pontifical University of Santa Croce
      • Roger Leenders, Professor, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science
      • Shigeki Toyama, Associate Professor at Kochi University
      • Silvia Andreoli, General Director at the Center for Innovation in Technology and Pedagogy, University of Buenos Aires
      • Tim Hannigan, Assistant Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
      • Toshio Murase, Assistant Professor, Waseda University
      • Yulia Popova, Research Intern, National Research University — Higher School of Economics
      • Yuval Kalish, Faculty and Research Consultant, Tel Aviv University

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Undergraduate Students

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