Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism.  His research covers two major areas of scholarship: 1) political expression through digital media and 2) data science and computational methods for analyzing large digital datasets.  He has authored or co-authored more than 30 journal articles, book chapters and public reports, in addition to co-editing one scholarly book.  He has served as principal investigator on grants from the Knight Foundation, the Spencer Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Peace.  He has written research-grade software to calculate intercoder reliability for content analysis (ReCal), analyze large-scale network data from social media (TSM), and collect data from Facebook (fb_scrape_public).  He formerly taught at American University in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Washington
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • B.A., Stanford University