Katherine Brown, Ph.D (2001)
Associate Professor of Communication
Phone: (760) 750-8073
Office: SBSB 2112
Dr. Katherine Brown received her Ph.D. in Communication from UC San Diego. She studies the development of digital communication technologies in work and educational settings. Her research and teaching have examined the developments in expertise, interpersonal communication, and institutional structures that accompany shifts to digital technology in photographic darkrooms, computer labs, college classrooms, medical clinics, courtrooms, and international email listserves linking researchers. She applies her research to the design of learning environments featuring technology that value the contributions of both novices and experts. Professor Brown's work combines activity theory and ethnomethodology. Her current teaching and research emphasize the impact of digital media, multimedia design, and uses of the Internet.