Faculty Mentors


Chayko mary e2b63Professor Mary Chayko, Teaching Professor of Communication and Information and affiliate member of the Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies faculties, studies the impact of the internet, digital technology, and social media on individuals, relationships, and societies. She is the author of Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media and Techno-Social Life (Sage Publications), now in its second edition; Connecting: How We Form Social Bonds and Communities in the Internet Age and the social science bestseller Portable Communities: The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness (both with SUNY Press); and many published articles. Dr. Chayko has been honored with the Rutgers University Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence, as a Rutgers University Distinguished Contributor to Undergraduate Education and directs the minors in Digital Communication, Information, and Media (DCIM) and Gender and Media at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I). She would look forward to working with students from any major who are interested in digital technology and its social impact. Students can also connect with Dr. Chayko on Twitter @MaryChayko or via her website http://marychayko.com.

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