Jacob Groshek, PhD, has had a long list of research appointments, which currently includes the endowed Ross Beach Chair of Emerging Media Research at Kansas State University. He also maintain affiliations as an honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University (Denmark) and as the Associate Director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Boston University. Previously, he has held faculty appointments at Boston University, the University of Melbourne (Australia), and Erasmus University (The Netherlands). Topically, his areas of expertise concern online and mobile media technologies as their use may relate to sociopolitical and behavioral health change at the macro (i.e., national) and micro (as in individual) levels. His work also include analyses of media content and user influence in social media.