I am an associate professor of Psychology and Organization science at UNC Charlotte. My research interests include how professional and social virtual communities function and are experienced as “communities” to their members, how feelings of groupy-ness develop online and the social processes and technological features contribute to these feelings, and understanding the role of identity in groups and organizations for employee health and group functioning.
I am an active member in the Virtual Work Interest Group (vWIG) here at UNC Charlotte (if you are a UNC student or faculty member interested in becoming involved in this group let me know). I also head up the Virtual Community Research Lab composed of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in organization Science, psychology, sociology and human-computer interactions (link coming soon).
Feel free to hang out on this site and leave a comment or two. I’m interested in seeing how this site can grow and evolve. If you are interested in my research lab, please go here.
And finally, although I would LOVE to be best friends with FLOTUS Michelle Obama, I am not THAT Dr. Anita Blanchard.