Mihaela Vorvoreanu (Dr. V) I am Ux prof, teacher, facilitator, researcher, friend, motivator, mentor, designer, listener. I know UX, education, social media, strategic communication, qualitative research, human-centered design, usability. I give care, insight, empathy, encouragement, attention, compassion.

Dr. Vorvoreanu (Dr. V) is an associate professor in Computer Graphics Technology and Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. She teaches, studies and applies human-centered design.

Her work includes being the UX lead on DIA2, an online platform for knowledge mining and visualization of the NSF funding portfolio. She does research about user-centered design, technology in education and social media applications to marketing and public relations.

Before joining Purdue, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Clemson University, SC, and the Department of Communication at the University of Dayton, Ohio. While at Clemson and UD respectively, Dr. V taught various public relations and communication courses, and did academic research in the area of public relations and new Web technologies.

She has published several research articles and conference proceedings and a book about analyzing the online public relations experience: Web Site Public Relations: How Corporations Build and Maintain Relationships Online.

Dr. V holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University. Originally from Romania, Dr. V now lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, and dreams of Seattle.

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This is my personal blog. The opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and do not represent my employer. – Dr. V