img-9Kathleen Stansberry is an assistant professor of public relations and social media at Cleveland State University. Her research examines the development of influence within online, interest-based communities and looks at ways public relations practitioners can effectively engage publics using social media.

Dr. Stansberry’s professional experience includes nearly a decade of work in corporate, agency and nonprofit public relations, most recently as the online community manager for the International Society for Technology in Education.

She is currently working on projects involving online social network analysis, digital analytics and data analysis, influence in online health communities, and the use of social media in strategic communication campaigns.