Breakfast at the Barracks - Season 2, Episode 29

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Jennifer Gibbs
Associate Professor
School of Communication and Information

Jennifer Gibbs has been at Rutgers since 2004, after receiving her Ph.D. from Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California in 2002. Gibbs is an associate professor at Rutgers, and teaches courses in Organization Communication and Intercultural Communication. Her focus is on the communication behind online dating and online relationships. Her current research includes the social impacts of new technology on interpersonal and work relationships. Gibbs received her most recent grant from the SCILS ISIPS start-up grant for the project on Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Online Dating Context, in April of 2005. Gibbs has received numerous awards for academic papers she has written. Gibbs is fluent in: Czech, German, Spanish, and some Russian, and spent time living abroad in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.

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Lisa Smith
Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance

The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA), is committed to serving members of the Rutgers community who are victims of interpersonal violence and all types of crime. We offer a range of services to community members affected directly by crime and to those close to them, including counseling, advocacy, and crisis intervention services. We also offer an array of educational and training programs, consultation and policy development services, projects, and special events. We invite you to contact the department to learn more about what we offer, and challenge all at Rutgers to work to create a community free from violence.

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Joe Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Library and Information Science

Joe Sanchez received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Texas at Austin. Sanchez’s interests involve the use of social media; he explores the cultural and social implications of social media. His research for his Ph.D. involved an ethnographic study in the virtual world Second Life. Sanchez examined the social practices that took place, and how users communicated in a 3D world, as well as observing challenges faced by a virtual organization. In 2008, he was the first recipient of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur grant.

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