Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Associate Professor
220 Hinds Hall
(315) 443-1823

Jenny Stromer-Galley (PhD Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies and affiliated faculty member with the Department of Political Science in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and Vice President of the Association of Internet Researchers.

She has been studying "social media" since before it was called social media, studying online influence, political deliberation and participation via digital media, and multi-player online games. Jenny has published over 40 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters. Her book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press), provides a history of presidential campaigns as they have adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies. She is currently co-PI of a research consortium experimenting with aspects of educational games that might improve decision-making skills. Mentoring the next generation of scholars and entrepreneurs is something she particularly enjoys.

A CV can be found at


Research Interests

Jenny Stromer-Galley studies human interaction with and through digital technologies. Her wide-ranging work has explored why people talk politics online, what practical addition deliberation can bring to e-government, and she has developed a coding scheme to assess the qualities of political discussion. In related work, she has joined with computer scientists to develop algorithms to automatically assess roles in online group discussion, including leadership and influence. Her personal interest in games has led to fruitful research efforts to understand the normative dynamics in virtual worlds, and to develop predictive models to identify key behavioral indicators of real world characteristics in virtual environments.

She currently helps lead a multi-university consortium to develop educational games to teach students about cognitive biases that impair good decision-making (see: for a press release about the project). Her book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age, for Oxford University Press, provides a history of U.S. presidential campaigns since 1996 and the ways they have adapted to digital media. She has published over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, and has been a co-PI on 4 externally-funded research projects with awards ranging from $400,000 to $8.7 million.

A CV can be found at

Professional Interests

Jenny is Vice President of the Association of Internet Researchers, and is a member of the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the International Political Science Association. She currently is Associate Editor of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Personal Interests

Jenny and her husband enjoy life in rural Madison country. They have three young daughters, Isabel, Audrey, and Bridget, as well as 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Teaching History

Fall 2015 IST486 M002Social Media in the Enterprise
Fall 2014 IST686 M800Enterprise Social Media
Fall 2014 IST486 M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2014 IST700 M002Internet Research Methods
Fall 2013 IST800 M800Proseminar:Adv Research Method
Fall 2013 IST700 M002IT Project Stakeholder Mgmt
Spring 2013 IST600 M006Dig Comm Theory to Practice

Jennifer Stromer-Galley is the professor of record for these courses:

Course NumberTitle
GET486Independent Technology Educ
GET686Independent Technology Educ
IST486Social Media in the Enterprise
IST620Adv Topics Info Innovation
IST686Enterprise Social Media
IST688Social Web Technologies
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