Ohio University

Laeeq Khan

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Assistant Professor
Director, Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab
Schoonover Center 307

Twitter: @drlaeeqkhan

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Engagement
  • Social Media Analytics
  • User Generated Content


Dr. Khan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies at Ohio University. He is also the Director of the Social Media Analytics lab at Scripps College of Communication. He has a diverse educational background with an MS in Telecommunications Systems Management and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He received his PhD in Media & Information Studies from Michigan State University.

His teaching experience spans several years where he has served as an Assistant Professor and later the coordinator of a business program, designing curriculum, establishing standards and quality benchmarks. In 2012, he was conferred with an award of teaching excellence–AT&T Faculty and Staff Instructional Technology Award.

Prior to joining Ohio University, Dr. Khan served as an Assistant Professor at the American University in the UAE, where he helped establish a communication program and led efforts in creating a media lab. He has extensive professional experience as a social media strategist consulting for various organizations.

His research concentrates on user engagement focusing on social media use for business, learning, and public relations. 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. He has also worked on various funded research projects from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Ph.D., Michigan State University
 MBA, Murray State University
 M.S., Murray State University