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Leigh Hersey co-edits book

Published Sept. 25, 2018

University of Louisiana Monroe Assistant Professor of Political Science Leigh Nanney Hersey, Ph.D., announces the release of her co-edited research book, "Returning to Interpersonal Dialogue and Understanding Human Communication in the Digital Age through IGI-Global."
Leigh Hershey

Leigh Nanny Hersey, Ph.D., stands in rows of books at the library. She has recently co-edited a book on human communication in the digital age.

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Co-edited with Michael A. Brown Sr., the book is a collection of innovative studies on the methods and applications of comparing online human interactions to face-to-face interactions. While highlighting topics including digital collaboration, social media, and privacy, this book is a vital reference source for public administrators, educators, businesses, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on the importance of communication between people. 

“I am excited to be able to work with a great group of researchers to publish this book on human communication in the digital age,” said Hersey. “Having a better understanding of the connection between people and digital communication will help us create the best messaging when connecting with those we serve in the public and nonprofit sectors.”

In addition to co-editing the book, Hersey contributed with a chapter on government technology. Written with Gayla Schaefer, MPA, the chapter “New Communication Technology Integration: Recommendations for Public Sector Change” addresses how governments interact with their residents through technology. The research identified the elements that lead to successful integration and the biggest barriers that government employees are facing during the transition.

Hersey is in the College of Business and Social Sciences.