Dr. Bowman is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Research Associate in the Interaction Lab (#ixlab) at West Virginia University. His research relies extensively on experimental and observational research methods to better understand the functional role of technology in human communication. He has published over 100 original research reports, journal articles, and book chapters exploring the human-technology relationship. He is the editor of Communication Research Reports and an Associate Editor of Journal of Media Psychology, and co-author of a recent text, “An Introduction to Computer-Mediated Communication: A Functional Approach.” Outside of the academy, he’s a traveler, a “craft beer guy,” and a frequent Twitter user (@bowmanspartan).