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Research on Social Media in Higher Education {Updated February 2014}

As part of my doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership, I took a class called Literature Review.  The primary aim of this course was to produce a massive paper, which will turned into the chapter 2 of my 5 chapter dissertation.  As in all my coursework, citing properly all scholarly works in my papers are a priority.  The field of education uses APA (American Psychological Association) style, which is common in the social sciences.  Make sure those using APA pay attention to using the latest version, as things change with every reprint.  Currently used is the second printing of the 6th edition.  A fabulous resource without purchasing the book is found here at Purdue online Writing Lab.

The image below was used by my Lit Review professor to ‘lighten’ the heaviness that can be associated with writing this extensive assignment.


A literature review can range anywhere from 20-70 pages.  Mine?  Current 66 pages, with new research coming in monthly to add.  My general topic is social media communication tools in higher education , focusing on college student use and educational methods to equip students to be positive productive citizens on emerging technologies.
By going through the process of writing a literature review, the writer continually combs through articles until one reaches saturation.  In other words, no new findings or scholarly articles can be found.  Through this process, one is able to see a ‘hole’ in the research, which will lead the researcher to develop their study and research questions.
Based upon my program, I will defend my dissertation proposal  by April 2014 and a year later, by April 2015, I will defend the entire research.  It is then I will become Dr. Josie Ahlquist!!
A number of colleagues have sought me out, requesting recommendations for social media related research I am finding through my studies.  Below I have included all sources I have cited in social media related projects, which will also likely be used in my dissertation. Keep in mind major student development theories, related methodologies, leadership frameworks and other non-social media journals or websites may also be included that are related to my research.
I will periodically update this list, as new studies are released or past sources are found.  I also hope to add links to any sources that have the article shared through such sources as Google Scholar.  If there are additional scholarly articles (ideally peer-reviewed journals) you come across, I would love for you to share!  Please post the link or title of the article in the comments below and I will add them.
My goal, to one day be added as a published researcher and included on this list.
Happy Reading!
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About Josie

I’m Dr. Josie Ahlquist—a digital engagement and leadership consultant, researcher, educator, and author. I’m passionate about helping people and organizations find purposeful ways to connect, engage, and tell their unique story. I provide consulting, executive coaching, and training for campuses, companies, and organizations that want to learn how to humanize technology tools and build effective and authentic online communities.

My blog and podcast have been recognized by EdTech Magazine, Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. My book, Digital Leadership in Higher Education, was published in 2020 and was listed as a #1 new release for college and university student life. I have been growing my consultancy since 2013 and am based in Los Angeles. When I’m not helping clients lead online, you might find me training for a triathlon, spoiling my nieces and nephews, or exploring with my husband and our rescue dogs in our new RV called Lady Hawk.

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Josie Ahlquist, EdD, with Danielle Sewell, MFA “Marketing just makes me feel slimy.”  The faculty member who said this was a colleague I respected and the topic had come up during a committee meeting about campus-wide initiatives, including communications. She dropped it casually, with no intention of being malicious. It was just how she felt.  …

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Rebekah Tilley

Assistant Vice President, University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Rebekah Tilley is the assistant vice president of communication and marketing for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA). In that role she supports fundraising and alumni engagement efforts for the university, including its CASE Gold winning Iowa Magazine, and serves UICA in a variety of strategic communication efforts.

Previously she was the director of strategic communication for the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, and the director of communication for the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a Kentucky native and a proud alum of the University of Kentucky.

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