Ohio University

Karen Riggs

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Director, High School Media Workshop
Schoonover Center 322

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Digital Divide
  • Age Studies

Professor Riggs is coordinator of the Scripps College of Communication Social Media Certificate and teaches several classes in that program. She is the author of two books and several articles on age and media technology. Her expertise includes Social Media, Critical & Cultural Studies, and Qualitative Research Methods in Media Studies. She is former Director of the School of Media Arts & Studies and founding director of the Game Research & Immersive Design (GRID) Lab.


Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Florida Atlantic University
B.A., Auburn University