Jan Fernback

Associate Professor

Globalization and Development Communication, M&C and Media Studies and Production

Tomlinson Theater, Room 214
1301 West Norris Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Jan Fernback, associate professor, received her doctorate from the University of Colorado, and her MA from Temple University. Professor Fernback consults on various web-related projects and has published studies and commentary on cybercommunity and new technology. Current work examines the impact of information/communication technologies in urban revitalization efforts; issues of privacy and surveillance online and in mobile technologies; institutional uses of ICTs; the meaning of virtual community in contemporary culture.

Office Hours:

Monday: 4PM – 5:15PM

Tuesday: 3:45PM – 5PM

Thursday: 1PM – 1:45PM


Degree Field School
PhD Media Studies, Communication University of Colorado
MA Media and Communication Temple University

Courses Taught

Number Name Level
MSP 3421 Technology and Culture Undergraduate
MSP 5011 Introduction to Communication Concepts Graduate
MSP 9845 MA Colloquium Graduate
MMC 9004 Teaching Communication Graduate


Title Type of Award Date
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching University 2011
SCT Junior Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching College 2004