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Dr. Laeeq Khan

M. Laeeq Khan (PhD, Michigan State University, 2014) is a full-time tenure-track faculty and the founding Director of the Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. He is an accomplished data science professional with expertise in text analysis, social network analysis, and data visualization. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and researching media effects, digital engagement, earning him an award of teaching excellence. He has taught at several universities including the American University (UAE), and the National University of Science & Technology, Pakistan. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Kappa Tau Alpha Medal in recognition for his excellence in scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

His research employs quantitative, qualitative, and latest big data analytics techniques in areas as diverse as health, business, government, sports, media literacies, and digital inequalities for effective storytelling. Dr. Khan has published in major refereed journals of international repute, authored book chapters, and presented at prominent conferences in the field of media, communication, and information systems. Some of his salient research has been published research in Telematics and Informatics, Computers in Human Behavior, Behavior and Information Technology, Computers in Education, Information, Communication and Society, International Journal of Communication, and Government Information Quarterly. He has also worked on various funded research projects from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Khan’s administrative and research experience is global; he has worked in managerial and consulting positions in hospitality, health, and media organizations. During his role as a Social Media Strategist for a company in Washington D.C., Khan has successfully managed a number of creative projects that included web, social, and video messaging from their design and implementation to their evaluation and analytics. In addition, he studies international development and communication issues by looking at international media systems and how media are being used across the world. 

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M. Laeeq Khan