Jan Fernback



Associate Professor, Media Studies


Klein College of Media and Communication


Temple University


Jan Fernback, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Her current work examines issues of privacy and surveillance online and in mobile technologies, the impact of information/communication technologies on urban revitalization efforts, institutional uses of ICTs, ethics and virtual assistants, and the meaning of virtual community in contemporary culture. She is an award-winning teacher, the creator of a communication pedagogy curriculum for Ph.D. students, and author of Teaching Communication and Media Studies: Pedagogy and Practice, published by Routledge. Her work has been published in New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, and Communication, Capitalism & Critique.