Social Media and Emergent Technologies

A major is offered in Social Media and Emergent Technologies. 


Engaging in Social Media and Emergent Technology

The Social Media and Emergent Technologies major is uniquely designed to address professional and personal skills required to navigate the networked 21st century.  While it is possible to find a scant number of social media programs, and others that concentrate on emerging technology, there does not exist, to our knowledge, a degree that combines the skills offered by both majors.

The Franklin Pierce program combines the skills of Social media along with emergent technology by concentrating on “soft” computing skills that are needed for interface design and the creation of mobile applications, with the courses in writing, analytics, and marketing. All of these skills emphasize strategic and critical thinking, creating a knowledge base far more expansive than majors currently offered in these areas. The degree emphasizes applicative, experiential learning in all classes.

Technology advances and the rise of social media have forever changed how people communicate, share and access news and information, and promote their businesses, products, and causes. Students pursuing a degree in Social Media & Emergent Technologies will graduate as knowledgeable social media specialists with interdisciplinary skills to not only plan and execute efficient social media campaigns, but also to advance their organization and client goals with effective use of new technologies.

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Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge
(800) 437-0048



Paul Bush
Associate Professor of Mass Communication
B.A., Bucknell University
M.A., Vermont College of Norwich University
M.F.A., Goddard College

Dr. Sudarshan Erramilli
M.Sc. (Physics)  Osmania University
M.S. (Computer Science) University of North Texas
Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University

Gary Heald
A.S., Mount Wachusett Comm. College
B.S., Franklin Pierce College
M.S., American College of Computer and Information Science

Dr. Peter Hipson
B.S.E.E., Litcom Technical Institute
M.E., Asian Institute of Technology

Dr. Kristen D. Nevious
B.S., Valparaiso University
M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Heather Weibel Tullio
Associate Professor of Mass Communication
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., University of Iowa
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Thomas Tullio
B.A., Wesleyan University