Current CV
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Current CV

DAVID RHEAMS

EDUCATION

2018 Ph.D. Cultural Studies • George Mason University • Fairfax, VA Dissertation Title: Constructing Groundwater: An Analysis of Groundwater Knowledge Infrastructures in Texas Fields of specialization: Political Economy of the Natural Environment, Digital Media Theory, Ethnography

2008 M.A. Liberal Arts • Louisiana State University - Shreveport • Shreveport, LA

2004 B.A. Journalism; History (minor) • Louisiana Tech University • Ruston, LA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ethics in New Media and Technology
  • Political Economy of Digital Media
  • Critical Media Studies
  • Reading Media Critically
  • Writing for Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

“Creating an Influencer-Relationship Model to Locate Actors in Environmental Communication.” In Research Methods for the Digital Humanities, Palgrave Macmillan. (November 2018).

Research Methods for the Digital Humanities (Co-Editor). Palgrave Macmillan. (November 2018).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Business Architect

Atlassian — Aug 2021 – Present (2 yrs)

  • Developed and executed transformational long-term business strategies and technologies for Atlassian’s Customer Support and Service teams. Most recently, I’ve been focused on an AI project to improve access and comprehension of complex textual information.

Lecturer in Critical Media Studies

The University of Texas at Dallas — Aug 2018 – Present (5 yrs)

Head of Influencer Growth Services | Customer Onboarding & Service Delivery

LTK (formerly rewardStyle & LIKEtoKNOW.it) — 2017 – 2021

  • Led a strategy that doubled the number of active users on the platform.
  • Collaborated with Engineering and Product teams for VoC insights.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

  • “Measuring the Effects of Instagram's Algorithm on Climate Change Communication” for Information and Culture. Due July 30.
  • Consent, Trust, and Privacy in Digital Advertising (Working Title). Lexington Books (Preparing the book proposal in summer of 2020).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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WORKSHOPS CHAIRED

  • “Workshop for the Study of Social Media” at the 18th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, LA May 30 – June 1, 2019.

RESEARCH LABS

ACADEMIC SERVICE

  • 2019 - Present. Mentor, Power of Two Mentor Program at UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Business                                        
  • 2018 – 2020. Co-Chair, Cultural Policy Working Group, Cultural Studies Association.
  • 2018 – 2020. Technology Coordinator, Cultural Studies Association.
  • 2015 – 2017 Director of Digital Outreach, International Environmental Communications Association