Rutgers GSE CMSI

Derek Blackwell

Derek Blackwell, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Communication at Prairie View A&M University. Drawn to academia by a passion for teaching and mentoring, he currently teaches courses on media literacy, communication technology, and media industries. His research focuses on the impact of new digital tools on romantic relationships. He has written on a number of topics in this area ranging from the design of online dating websites to the role of social networking sites in romantic relationships to the ways new technologies impact understandings of infidelity. His most recent work looks at depictions of digital romance in the television series, Black Mirror.