Title: Assistant Professor
David Paterno is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Texas at Tyler. His research interests are in the coordinating actions accomplished as persons socially navigate technology. David also directs his research toward the continued development of Communication Theory. His focus on theory development has its roots in his 2015 Ph.D. (University of Otago), an ethnographic study of a community and its use of varied technologies. David’s Ph.D. was awarded the Harold Innis award for outstanding dissertation (2016) by the Media Ecology Association.
Recent research has been published in Communication Research and Practice, Media International Australia, and The Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association. David has presented his research widely both nationally and internationally. A dual
citizen of the United States and New Zealand, David brings a strong intercultural
framework to his research and teaching.
David has a long record of working in the University sector in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Since taking his Masters of Communication degree in 1993 (William Paterson University) he has taught nearly 150 courses at schools such as the University of Otago (New Zealand), Rutgers University, and the State University of New York (Albany). At Albany, the quality of his instruction was recognized by both Departmental and International awards.