Mary ChaykoMary Chayko is an American sociologist and professor of communication and information at Rutgers University. She is the director of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information and she is also a Faculty Fellow in Residence at the Rutgers-New Brunswick Honors College. She received an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University.
Mary Chayko was one of the first social scientists to study the social implications of the internet. Her research focuses on the impact of the internet, digital technology, and social media on community, society, and the self. She is a speaker and an author of multiple books and many articles on communication and sociology. She was honored with the Rutgers University Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019) and as a Rutgers Faculty of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Contributor to Undergraduate Education (1994). Provided by Wikipedia