Dustin O'Hara, PhD

Director of Internet Studies Center ·


I'm an educator and design researcher. I'm interested in the cultural significance and politics of digital media and technology. I have a long-standing interest in collaborative and community-based design practices. My teaching and research often involve a combination of creative coding, interaction design, and humanistic and social science research methods. As director of the internet studies center, I oversee an undergraduate minor degree program that is focused on the interdisciplinary study and design of digital technologies.

For students:
If you're interested in learning more about the internet studies minor degree program or would like to get involved with research send me an email and visit my Zoom office hours. Meeting ID: 387 927 901 Password: questions

Research Interests:

internet studies, digital humanities, human-computer interaction & accessibility, design studies, technology studies

My current research projects generally fall within two domains:

  1. Human-computer interaction with a growing focus on accessibility
  2. Digital humanities or digital heritage related projects.

My research is highly collaborative, and I enjoy working with students.