Department of Communication Studies

Sergey Golitsynskiy

Assistant Professor, Interactive Digital Studies

Personal/Professional Interests

Research & Scholarship

Computational text analysis; computational media research; digital humanities; relationship between public relations and news media content

Teaching Topics

Web development, programming, digital media skills, research methods

Courses Taught
  • Interactive Digital Communication
  • Communication & Code
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Interactive Digital Studies Practicum
  • PhD, Journalism Studies, University of Maryland, 2013
    Dissertation: "Computational methods applied to mass communication research: The case of press release content in news media"
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Northern Iowa, 2008
    Thesis: "Specification and automatic code generation of the data layer for data-intensive web applications"
  • MA, Communication Studies, University of Northern Iowa, 2007
    Thesis: "Significance of the general public for public relations: a study of the blogosphere’s impact on the October 2006 Edelman/Wal-Mart crisis"
  • Diploma, Journalism, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1998


315 Lang Hall