Kenneth Rosenberg

Associate Instructor

Contact Information

  • Email:
    kenarose@iu.edu
  • Phone:
    352-835-8570
  • Website:
    Ken Rosenberg - personal website


  • Research and Creative Interests

    video games, cognitive science, social psychology, moral psychology, media effects, media psychology, experimental, media production,

    Biography

    Ken is a doctoral student, with a focus in media psychology and a minor in cognitive science. He is interested in the ways that people make moral judgments and how media shapes our attitudes towards morally salient issues around politics, religion, and society. Using videogames as a methodological tool, his goal is to understand how values are illustrated in game design, as well as the ways in which play can foster perspective-taking, identity work, and reflection on moral agency. He has presented papers at the Games, Learning, and Society Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and assisted colleages with psychophysiological experiments and content analysis. With almost a decade of teaching experience (in everything from introductory theory to video production), he has been an instructor of record at USF, Ivy Tech Bloomington, and will soon be teaching a self-designed course at the Collins Living-Learning Center about the messages and meanings behind Star Trek: The Original Series. When not engaged in academic pursuits, he enjoys hosting Rock Band parties and spoiling his cats.

     

    M.A., Mass Communication
    University of South Florida, 2011
    Thesis: “Gaming Literacy: Construct Validation and Scale Construction”
    Specialization: Multimedia Journalism

    B.A., Communication
    University of South Florida, 2009
    Thesis: “Bridging the Gap: Rock Band and Cultural Performativity”
    Specialization: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication