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 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 learning. 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). She also is completing a book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age, for Oxford University Press. She has published over 20 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

Teaching Interests

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. She has served on a variety of committees for all three organizations.

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. Horses and chickens are in their future.

Teaching History

Spring 2015IST700M002Internet Research Methods
Fall 2014IST686M800Enterprise Social Media
Fall 2014IST486M001Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2014IST700M002Internet Research Methods
Fall 2013IST800M800Proseminar:Adv Research Method
Fall 2013IST700M002IT Project Stakeholder Mgmt
Spring 2013IST600M006Dig Comm Theory to Practice
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