ACADEMICS

Daniel Hunt

Daniel Hunt

Associate Professor of Communication

Daniel S. Hunt, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication at Worcester State University. He teaches courses in new media and mass communication. His research on social media, interactive technology, and image sharing has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Communication and Society, Information, Communication, & Society, The Journal of Media Literacy, Journal of Media Ethics, and Computers in Human Behavior. Currently, Dan is the Director of WSU’s Center for Community Media. Dan earned his doctorate in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, where he began studying interactive communication technologies. Prior to attending UCONN, he worked as a photojournalist. He holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study. He worked for several years as a photojournalist and during that time starting teaching communication courses part-time. It was his love for visual imagery that drove him to research social technologies. As an undergraduate, he studied Communication Studies at the University of Rhode Island.

Education

2000
University of Rhode Island
Communication Studies
BA
2006
Boston University
Journalism
MS
2012
University of Connecticut
Communication Sciences
Ph.D.
Skills New Media Technology Social Media Communication Media Literacy

Achievements

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Learning while Leading: Supporting Intercultural Development through Study Away
International Faculty Development Seminar Participant
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Outstanding Faculty Service .
2012-2013 at Newbury College
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Film as an Interdisciplinary Teaching Tool
Faculty Learning Community Grant (co-awarded) - Center for Teaching and Learning
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The Visual Framing of the Boston Marathon Bombings
2014-2015 WSU Mini-Grant
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Social to Emotional: Examining the Impact of Social Media on Anxiety, Depression, and Emotional Quality of Life
2017-2018 WSU Mini-Grant
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Publications

  • Articles
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Hunt, D.S., Atkin, D.J., & Krishnan, A. (2012). The influence of computer-mediated communication apprehension on motives for Facebook use. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56 (2), 187-201. Read More
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Hunt, D.S., Atkin, D.J., & Kowal, C. J. (2013). Community attachment affects use of online, interactive features. Newspaper Research Journal, 34 (2), 64-77. Read More
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Langstedt, E.L., & Hunt, D.S. (2013). An exploration into the brand personality traits of social media sites. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 6 (2), 315-342. Read More
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Hunt, D.S., Lin, C.A., Atkin, D.J. (2014). Photo-messaging: adopter attributes, technology factors and use motives. Computers in Human Behavior, 40, 171-179. Read More
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Hunt, D.S., Lin, C.A., & Atkin, D.J. (2014). Communicating social relationships via the use of photo messaging. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 58 (2), 234-252. Read More
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Hunt, D.S. (2014). Images of the self: the role of photographic communication in digital literacy education. The Journal of Media Literacy, 61 (1/2), 33-36. Read More
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Krishnan, A., & Hunt, D.S. (2015). Influence of a multi-dimensional measure of attitudes on motives to use social networking sites. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18 (3), 165-172. Read More
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Langstedt, E.L., & Hunt, D.S. (2013). An exploration into the brand personality traits of social media sites. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 6 (2), 315-342. Read More