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Danielle Lawson Ph.D


Danielle Lawson Ph.DPhoto of Dr. Lawson


Compton 115A
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA 16444    U. S. A. 
Phone: 814.732.2526


Office Hours for Spring 2014

  • Hours by appointment 

Courses for Spring 2014 

  • JOUR 216       Beginning Reporting        10:00PM-10:50PM    MWF    Compton 216
  • JOUR 216       Beginning Reporting        11:00AM-11:50AM    MWF    Compton 216
  • JOUR 226       Digital Media Design        9:30AM-10:45PM      T Th    Compton 216
  • JOUR 226       Digital Media Design        12:30PM-1:45PM      T Th    Compton 216
About Dr. Lawson
Danielle Lawson (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Communiation & Media Studies Department where she teaches journalism and electronic design courses. She is also the faculty advisor for the university student-run newspaper The Spectator. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Lawson's research specialities include: Internet communities, social media and fandoms, online fandoms and fan identity, rules and online life, and the rise of the geek in popular culture. 
Joining Edinboro University in Fall 2010, Dr. Lawson has taught both in the US (Georgia Institute of Technology) and abroad (Bond University - Gold Coast, Australia). In her spare time she is an avid gamer and participates in medieval reenactment with the SCA. She currently resides in Edinboro with her husband and daughter.
Select Presentations and Publications
  • (2012) Rewriting the Heroine: Power Games and Desire in Online Fanfiction Communities (Conference presentation: Popular Culture Association, April 11-14, 2012)
  • (2004) Blurring the Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Online Research Using Synchronous CMC Forums. In E. Buchannan (ed.), Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies (pp. 80-100). London: Information Science Publishing.
  • (2004) Synchronous Computer-Mediated Chat and Conversation Analysis In E. McWilliams, S. Danby and J. Knight (Eds.) Performing Educational Research: Theories, Methods and Practices. (pp. 61-76). Brisbane, Queensland: Post Pressed Inc.