Department of Telecommunications
rachbail 'at' indiana 'dot' edu
My research uses experimental, computational, and psychophysiological methods to study the dynamics of complex human media interactions. My research program seeks to discover and explicate the complex interactions among relevant individual, environmental, and media characteristics during media use which have significant downstream effects on important human behaviors (e.g. learning, decision making, behavior change, enjoyment). Further, my degrees in mass communication from Indiana University (PhD projected May 2013), strategic communication, and psychology from the University of Missouri (BJ, BA, 2007; MA 2008) along with my industry experience with Disney Media Networks doing biometric evaluation and research have prepared me to teach a range of classes within most existing curricula as well as new courses directly related to my research expertise.
I am actively seeking an academic appointment starting in the fall of 2013. The link below to my webpage includes links to my CV, research and teaching philosophies and a little bit more about me in general. If you are interested in chatting with me, please feel free to contact me directly.