Ph.D. student| Graduate Assistant
Aditya is a first-year doctoral student at The Media School. His primary research interest is in sports communication – an amalgamation of fan psychology, communication in sports, fandom, and sports analytics. Also, this interdisciplinary research interest intersects with psychophysiology and data science. Other research interests include message appeals and viewer engagement with media.
Aditya received his Master of Science in Journalism from E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University and his Master of Arts in Mass Communications from the College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University. Prior to joining IU, he was working full-time as a data storyteller at a higher education institution.
Master’s thesis: NBA 2020 Finals: Big Data Analysis of Fans’ Sentiments on Twitter
Master’s capstone project: Analysis of news stories covered by KAMC and KLBK news to gauge their impact on audience engagement
2021 E. W. Scripps School of Journalism Outstanding Master’s Student
Interviews & Guest Lectures
– High School Journalism Workshop (HSJW) Diversity Panel
Ohio University, July 19, 2020 | Interviewer: Dr. Victoria LaPoe
– Global Communication
Texas Tech University, Nov 19, 2020 | Moderator: James Eppler