Team

Social Media TestDrive was created by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, designers, and developers at Cornell's Social Media Lab, and a collaboration with Common Sense Education.

Core Team

Dr. Natalie Bazarova. Dr. Bazarova is the project co-founder and the current Project Director. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of the Social Media Lab at Cornell University. She can be contacted at nnb8@cornell.edu.

Dr. Janis Whitlock. Dr. Whitlock is the project co-founder and currently contributes to module development and evaluation oversight. She is an Associate Director and a Research Scientist at Cornell's Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

Dr. Yoon Hyung Choi. Dr. Choi is the on-site manager for all program activities and leads coordination of content development. She is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Communication at Cornell University.

Dr. Dominic DiFranzo. Dr. DiFranzo is the developer of the TestDrive platform and advises the technical development team. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Lehigh University.

Amanda Purington. Ms. Purington contributes to content development and is conducting an outcome evaluation on TestDrive as part of her doctorate in Communication. She is the Director of Evaluation and Research at ACT for Youth project in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and a graduate student in the Department of Communication at Cornell University.

Anna Spring. Ms. Spring is the TestDrive application developer. She is an Applications Programmer in the Department of Communication at Cornell University.

Dr. Dan Cosley. Dr. Cosley provides support for the design and content development of the TestDrive project. Dr. Cosley is an Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University.

Ashley Shea. Ms. Shea provides support for the design and content development of the TestDrive project. She is the Head of Instruction Initiatives at Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University.

Content Advisors

TestDrive was developed in collaboration with the Digital Citizenship and Education Programs at Common Sense Education, including:

Eisha Buch, Director of Education Development & Programs

Kelly Mendoza, Sr. Director, Education Programs

Daniel Vargas Campos, Education Content Specialist

Other Contributors

Nika Ablao, Carmen Chan, Erin Chen, Carina Crabbe, Richa Deshpande, Danielle Freedman, Brenna Garcia, Michael Huang, Yanni Kaldis, Hyun Seo Lee, Lily Lin, Philipp Masur, Katherine Miller, Molly Nagel, Giesha Nunez, Annika Pinch, Alex Rauter, Emily Schemerhorn, Kelly Stone, Sierra Stone, Ashley Win, Cathy Xie, Cindy Xu, Tianke Zhao, Yutong Zhou, and Colton Zuvich.

Website Development

Michael Huang, Anna Spring

Sponsors

Social Media TestDrive is supported by the generosity of Becky and Jim Morgan and National Science Foundation awards #1405634 and #2006588.

Development and Testing of Social Media TestDrive Prototype

Natalie Bazarova, Jessie Taft, Dominic DiFranzo, Rhoda Meador, Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE), Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, and NYS 4-H educators.