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Dr. Karen Stewart

Academic CV Current Highlights



PhD Communication (transdisciplinary focus in Visual Studies)

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Arizona State University

IVSA Jon Reiger Dissertation Award

MS in Public Relations

Montana State University - Billings

BA in Studio Art

Montana State University -  Bozeman

Teaching Positions


Assistant Teaching Professor

2023 - Present

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, IMGD Program

Associate Professor of Media Studies

2015-2023, Tenured 9/1/22

SUNY Oneonta Dept. Communication & Media

Communication Studies Lecturer


MSU Billings Dept. of Communication

Teaching Associate / Instructor


ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Video Game Research Presentations


SWPACA Conference - Gaming Division

February 2018 - 2021

American Sociological Assoctiation - Invited Speaker

August 2019


SCMS Conference - Video Game Division

March 2018

SUNY Oneonta Convivium Speaker

November 2017

Video Game Project Grant Funding

Creative Activity bGrants and Faculty Development Awards

SUNY Oneonta  - $16,077.00 total

College Service

SUNY Oneonta eSports Club Advisor

2020 - Present


SUNY Oneonta College Senate Secretary

2018 - 2021

Media Studies Area Coordinator

2018 - 2019

Media Studies Tenure Track Hiring Committee Chair

2018 - 2019

Media Studies New Curriculum Committee

2015 - 2017

Department Grade Dispute Committee

2017 - present

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