Dr. Edward Downs

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Professional Title


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., Michigan State University

Professional Interests

I have been studying and working professionally in media-related disciplines for over a decade. My interests lie at the intersection of media and cognition, with an eye toward how new technologies (including video games, MP3 players, distance learning technologies, etc.) can be used successfully and integrated into learning curricula and environments.

Personal Interests

An Upstate NY native, I am both an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. When not in the office, I am likely to be found cycling, hiking, skiing, kayaking, fishing, gardening, BBQ-ing, or anything else to enjoy the fresh air.

Courses Taught

COMM 2030 – Communication Inquiry: Social Scientific Methods
COMM 3211 – Communication & Technology in the Information Age
COMM 3530 - Dark Side of the Media
COMM 3560 – Video Game Entertainment
COMM 5000 - Senior Seminar