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Laeeq Khan, Ph.D.
Laeeq Khan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies. He is also serving as the Director of SMART Lab in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. His research centers on social media, digital literacy, online branding, and user engagement. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, his work employs a variety of research methods including text and network analytics to provides insights into how and why users connect to each other in online settings and how their behavior impacts individuals and societies.
Khan earned his Ph.D. (2014) in Media and Information from Michigan State University’s School of Journalism; his M.A. (2003) in Telecommunications Systems Management and MBA (2004) from Murray State University. His academic career spans more than a decade in which he has served as an Assistant Professor in Business and Communication programs, designing curriculums, establishing standards and quality benchmarks. His journalistic observations on literacy, social media, and political communication have appeared in national and international media. In recognition, he was awarded the Keystroke Catalyst Award – Associated Press Top Stories of 2016.
Khan has extensive professional experience as a social media strategist consulting for various organizations in the United States and other countries. He is regularly involved in empirical research projects and has authored and co-authored several journal articles and book chapters, and presented at major conferences of international repute in the field of business, education, media, and communication.
Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART)
Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
School of Media Arts & Studies
Scripps College of Communication
307, Schoonover Center
1 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701, United States
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