Jacob Groshek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Ross Beach Chair of Emerging Media Research

groshek@ksu.edu | jacobgroshek.com | irsm.io
Campus office: 324 C Nichols Hall

Jacob Groshek (Ph.D., Indiana University) is the endowed Ross Beach Chair of Emerging Media Research at Kansas State University. In addition, he is the Executive Director of the Institute for Representation in Society and Media and maintains an affiliation as an Honorary Associate Professor with the Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University (Denmark).

Previously, he held faculty appointments at Boston University, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the University of Melbourne (Australia), and Iowa State University. Topically, his areas of expertise concern online and mobile media technologies as their use may relate to sociopolitical and behavioral health change at the macro (i.e., national) and micro (as in individual) levels. His work also includes analyses of media content and user influence in social media.

Put simply, Groshek uses a blend of interpretive as well as relatively advanced statistical tools for network analysis, forecasting and explaining where and how the use of media has shaped the course of political and health decision making. For example, social media and fake news did not win Trump the 2016 election, and people were not trapped in ideological filter bubbles, based on the evidence found in this study.

A mostly up-to-date selection of Groshek's publications appear on his website. Many are open access, but for those articles that are behind paywalls, please feel free to contact Groshek for access as well as with feedback and questions, or for media and speaking requests.