Alex P. Leith
PhD Student in Media & Information Studies
Hello! My name is Alex and I'm currently working toward a doctoral degree in Media & Information Studies at Michigan State University. My doctoral studies examine a wide range of communication and media topics. If you wish to contact me, please feel free to use one of the methods listed below.
Online communities have proven to be a diverse world for research. My interests range from tranditional connections maintined through Facebook to online connections established through chats.
Parasocial interactions rang deeply with me as I examine the significance of media figures and characters in the lives of media users.
Video games have steadily been a part of my life and there growing acceptance and presence makes them even more significant in the realm of research.
Exp: May 2015; Media & Information Studies; Telecommunications, Information Studies, & Media
May 2011; Speech Communication; Interpersonal Communication
Dec 2009; Communication; Public Relations
Graduate Assistant (Aug 2012-Present)
Instructor (Aug 2011-May 2012)
Lecturer (Jan 2012-May 2012)
Instructor (Aug 2011-Dec 2011); Teaching Assistant (Aug 2010-May 2011)
TC 101: Understanding Media*
TC 401: Social Media in Society**
TC 401: Science Fiction and Technology*
TC 803: Intro Quantitative Research*
EN 3100: Professional Communication
JRN 372: Web & Print Publication Design
SPC 103: Interpersonal Communication
SPC 105: Public Speaking
SPC 204: Oral Argumentation
* Teaching Assistant
Freelancer (Jan 2010-Present)
Marketing Manager (Aug 2008-Aug 2009)
Member (Jan 2012-Present)
Reviewer, Games Studies, 2013
Reviewer, Communication & Technology, 2013
Member (Aug 2010-Oct 2012)
Reviewer, Human Communication and Technology, 2011
Member &: Recruiter (Aug 2009-Dec 2009)