University of Oregon
Ph. D., Communication and Society
M.A., Communication and Society
B.A., American Culture
Kathleen Stansberry, PhD
Dr. Kathleen Stansberry is an assistant professor of media analytics and strategic communications at Elon University. Her work focuses on digital analytics, influence metrics, and improving numerical, statistical, and algorithmic literacy among media producers and consumers.
Dr. Stansberry served as director of research projects and partnerships for the Imagining the Internet Center from 2019-2020, during which time she partnered with the Pew Research Internet, Science & Technology Project to write and publish a research monograph on the future of digital life.
Prior to becoming a full-time educator, Dr. Stansberry worked for a decade in corporate, agency and nonprofit communications including as corporate communications manager for Osram Sylvania (a division of Siemens) and online community manager for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
She believes education and training in data literacy are essential to combat mis/dis and mal-information, conspiracy thinking and public distrust. In addition to exploring these topics in numerous academic publications, Dr. Stansberry has been featured as an expert source in such popular press publications as USA Today, Rolling Stone, New York Daily News, The Independent, Slate Magazine and Vox.