Department of Telecommunications
lyncht 'at' indiana 'dot' edu
My research interests broadly are the social and psychological impact of video games, emotion elicited by media (particularly fear), gender, and music in media. My master's thesis explored player fright experiences during video game play. I have used experimental methods, survey, and content analysis in my research so far.
I obtained a B.A. in Music from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2008. While at AASU, I studied percussion performance, music composition, and worked for the student newspaper, The Inkwell. I have had the benefit of working with a wide variety of influential people throughout my years spent as a professional musician, composer, graphic artist, and, most recently, aspiring mass communications scholar.
I am originally from a small town called Guyton which is just northwest of Savannah, Georgia. I enjoy playing video games, hiking, and travelling.