Privacy in the Age of Digital Communication

Communication Studies Professor to Explore Privacy, Digital Communication at Research Uncorked Event

The Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent.

Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and associate director of the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, will be the featured researcher. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.

This upcoming talk, titled "Privacy in the Age of Digital Communication," will share his research related to how people manage their privacy effectively through social media to interact with friends, family, relational partners, organizations and colleagues in desired ways.

Dr. Child earned his Ph.D. from North Dakota State University in 2007. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in major research journals including Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies and Computers in Human Behavior.

This event will be held at The Secret Cellar, located at 176 E. Main St. in downtown Kent. Research Uncorked is open to the public.

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About Research Uncorked

Research Uncorked, an ongoing event sponsored by the Honors College, is designed to bring together a broad range of Kent State researchers and the Kent and surrounding communities for focused public conversations.

For further information about Research Uncorked, contact Victoria Bocchicchio, Director, Academic Programs, at (330) 672-2312 or

POSTED: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 09:28 AM
Updated: Friday, February 03, 2023 05:56 PM
Aaron Hanlin