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2002, 2005 Communications grad

​Associate Professor at Illinois State University

A two-time Central Michigan University graduate, Caleb Carr, '02, '05, received a M.A. in Interpersonal Communication before continuing his education and receiving a Ph.D. in Media & Information Studies from Michigan State University.  Caleb is currently Associate Professor at Illinois State University's School of Communication where he teaches courses in organizational and computer-mediated communication.  Caleb works closely with undergraduate and graduate students as they investigate how communication and technology alters the way individuals learn about and interact with each other. 

Caleb's research has resulted in numerous publications and presentations on such topics as using social media in employee hiring, social media's role in presidential elections and the psychology and perceived social support of social media.  This research has resulted in Caleb earning top paper awards from the International Communication Association and National Communication Association. 

While at CMU Caleb was involved in Program Board, Phi Alpha Delta and the Barnes Hall Council.  He was also a member of a class led by professor, Dr. Shelly Hinck who visited the Saginaw Regional Correctional Facility.  This group conducted workshops to help inmates develop better communication skills, a program that has expanded and is still in existence today.