Rosa Mikeal Martey
Rosa Mikeal Martey is a professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication. Her research focuses on social interaction in and engagement with digital technologies, including video games, social media and virtual worlds. She examines identity in digital spaces, including race, gender and sexuality, and she recently led the creation of a handbook for media makers, Multiculturalism Matters.
Recent work includes the development and testing of an app designed to facilitate complex analyses and the design and testing of an educational game for improving decision-making skills. Recent publications include an examination of gender and age in Second Life and World of Warcraft, and assessments of engagement and motivation in a digital game. In 2016 she was awarded an Honorable Mention for CSU’s Graduate Student Council Advising and Mentorship Award.
Martey initially studied regional economics at the University of Pennsylvania, earning her B.A. in 1993 and her M.S. in 1994. She earned a Ph.D. in communication from that institution’s Annenberg School for Communication in 2006. Martey is a member of several professional associations, including the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, the International Association for Media and Communication Research and the Association of Internet Researchers. She is also an active member of various singing groups in town, include the Larimer Chorale.