Danielle Lawson Ph.D
- Faculty Advisor ('The Spectator')
- 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 Fall 2012
- 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM MWF - Compton 115A
- 11:00-12:00PM T/TR - Compton 115A
- Courses for Fall 2012
- JOUR 316 Int. Reporting 12-1 PM MWF Compton 216
- JOUR 417 Digital Design 1-2 PM MWF Compton 216
- JOUR 216 Beginning Reporting 6-8:30PM M 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.