Education

Ph.D., New York University in Media Ecology, 2005

  • Dissertation:  Gecyberschaft:  A Theoretical Model for the Analysis of Emerging Electronic Communities (multi-disciplinary research using Media Studies, Sociology, Complex Systems Theory).
  • Chair:  Christine Nystrom, Committee:  Neil Postman, Lance Strate, Alex Galloway)
  • Winner of the Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology

M.B.A., Long Island University, 1977

  • Emphasis in Organizational Development

B.A., Shimer College in Social Sciences, 1971

  • Graduated with Honors

Doctoral Dissertation

Gecyberschaft: A Theoretical Model for the Analysis of Emerging Electronic Communities – won the Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology.

Download the dissertation here (3.11mb)

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 Related Education 
Time Institute Focus
1996 – 1989 Aspen Institute with Mortimer Adler Ethical Considerations and Approaches to Philosophy
1992  Aspen Institute for Information Studies Communication and Information Infrastructure
     
 Awards  
  2012 Mentor of the Year Award, School of Media Studies, Hofstra University 
  Outstanding Professor Award, Olive Plunkett Award Ceremony, nominated by the Hofstra University community and the Student Government Association 
  Cited in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American WomenWho’s Who in US Writers, Editors & Poets 
  Certified New York City Artist in Residence for poetry
  Ciné Golden Eagle (excellence in industrial films)