Margaret C. Stewart is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, and a certified social media strategist and trainer for the National Institute of Social Media (NISM). Dr. Stewart holds a Ph.D. in Communications Media & Instructional Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) (2013) and a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from La Salle University (2007) in Philadelphia. At present, her teaching responsibilities include instructing upper-level undergraduate courses in professional public speaking and social media. Her research agenda focuses on social media and emerging communication technologies. She primarily explores their interpersonal and organizational effects among military-affiliated and sports-athlete populations, as well as in crisis communication, fan engagement, and social listening.
To date, she has published in Communication Reports, The Journal of Technologies in Society, Computers in Human Behavior, and the Journal of Communications Media.