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Dr. Barry Saferstein holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC San Diego and an M.A. in Film from San Francisco State University. Professor Saferstein specializes in the areas of language and social interaction, mass media, organizational communication, communication and education, socially distributed cognition, and qualitative methods. Dr. Saferstein's current research examines the use of computers, electronic mail networks, and video in high school science classes. This work expands the application of digital media to qualitative research. Professor Saferstein also has published research on production processes in network television production organizations in the U.S. and United Kingdom.