Welcome to Kerk’s Homepage

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the Wilkinson College of Humanities & Social Sciences at Chapman University, Orange, California. In addition, I am a core faculty in the M.S. in Health & Strategic Communication program in the Schmid College of Science & Technology. I research in the areas of emerging technologies & social media, organizational communication, and health dissemination. My recent work appears in journals such as Journal of Computer-Mediated CommunicationComputer Supported Cooperative WorkCyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and IEEE Computer. My current projects explore cyberinfrastructure adoption in scientific organizations, social media implementation in health organizations, and corporate use of social media for distributed collaboration and virtual organizing. On a personal note, I am a certified yoga instructor.

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