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Anderson, Cynthia

Burmeister, Larry

Castellano, Ursula

Faust, Kelly

Hatch, Laurie Russell

Henderson, Debra A.

Hoffman, Bruce

Kaufman, Nicole

Lee, Elizabeth M.

Li, Jieli

Mattley, Christine

Morgan, Charlie V.

Scanlan, Stephen J.

Thorne, Deborah

Vander Ven, Thomas

Welser, Howard T.


Bukky, Molly

Chapman, Kelli

Collins, Rebecca

Deb, Nikhil

Roberson, Roberta

Sauvage, Katlyn

Tufail, Aisha

Vaughan, Staci


Kuhre, Bruce

Myers, Lena

Schwartz, Martin

Shamblin, Don

Shelly, Robert

Prof. Ted Welser

Ted Welser

Associate Professor
Ph.D.: University of Washington, 2006

Contact Information:
Phone: (740) 593-1374
Office: Bentley Annex 147

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Profile, Current Publications

Areas of Specialization:
Social structure and group processes
Research methods
Social implications of technological change

Courses Taught:
Soc 1000: Introduction to Sociology
Soc 3500: Elementary Research Techniques
Soc 4190/5190: Group Processes
Soc 4500/5500: Data Analysis
Soc 4950: Sociology Capstone: Social Media, Social Networks & Social Change
Soc 6540: Social Research Methods

Selected Publications:
Welser, Howard T. 2012. “The growth of technology and the end of wilderness experience.”  Edited by Bruce Martin and Mark Wagstaff,  Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming, (pp. 147-155) Champaign IL: Human Kinetics Publishing.

Black, Laura W., Howard T. Welser, Dan Cosley and Jocelyn M. DeGroot. 2011. “Self-governance through group discussion in Wikipedia: Measuring deliberation in online groups.” Small Group Research. 41(5):595-634.

Brooks, Brandon, Howard T. Welser, Bernie Hogan, and Scott Tittsworth. 2011. “Socioeconomic status updates.” Information, Communication and Society. 14(4):529-549.

Welser, Howard T., Dan Cosley, Gueorgi Kossinets, Austin Lin, Fedor Dokshin, Geri Gay, and Marc Smith. 2011. “Finding social roles in Wikipedia.”  (pp. 122-129). In ACM proceedings of iConference 2011, Seattle, WA.

Underwood, Patrick and Howard T. Welser.   2011. “‘The Internet is here’: Emergent coordination and innovation of protest forms in digital culture.” (pp. 304-311). In ACM proceedings of  iConference 2011, Seattle WA.

Welser, Howard T., Patrick Underwood, Dan Cosley, Derek Hansen, and Laura Black. 2010. “Wiki-networks: Connections of creativity and collaboration.” Derek Hansen, Ben Shneiderman, & Marc Smith (Eds.), Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL, (pp. 248-271). New York: Morgan Kaufmann. 

downloadpdfWelser, H. T., Lento, T, Smith, M. A. Gleave, E., & Himelboim, I. (2008). “A picture is worth a thousand questions: visualization techniques for discovery in computer mediated interaction.”  Nicholas Jankowski (Ed.), e-Research: Transformations in Scholarly Practice. (ch.10). London:  Routledge.

downloadpdfLento, Thomas, Eric Gleave, Marc Smith, and Howard T. Welser. 2008.  “Some users pack a Wallop: Measuring the impact of core users on the participation of others in online social systems.” ICWSM ‘08, April 1-2, 2008, Seattle, WA, USA.  [ Poster]

downloadpdfWelser, H. T, Smith, M. A. Gleave, E., & Fisher., D. (2008). “Distilling digital traces: Computational social science approaches to studying the internet.” In N. Fielding, R. L. Lee and G. Grant (Eds.), Handbook of online research methods. (pp 116-140). London:  Sage Publications.









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