Emily Acosta Lewis
- Assistant Professor
- Sonoma State University
- emily.acostalewis@ sonoma.edu
My research is in media effects with a developmental perspective and a special focus on children, adolescents, and emerging adults. My primary interest is in the role of media and new media in shaping viewers’ perceptions of social reality via persuasion, communication, and psychology theories. I enjoy examining the interplay of theories and examining the ways in which the theories operate in various media situations. In future research, I would like to continue this line of research and examine the intersection of media and consumer behavior; differences and similarities in new media effects; and positive media effects.
2012 – Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Communication Arts)
2008 – M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Journalism and Mass Communication)
2005 – B.A., San Diego State University (Communications)