Contributor biography

Katie M. Abrams’ expertise is at the intersection of strategic communication and food system issues. She uses qualitative and quantitative approaches in her research and has conducted numerous focus groups. She studied agricultural communication at Purdue University (BS) and University of Florida (MS, PhD). Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University.

Ted J. Gaiser is an entrepreneur and adjunct faculty member in the Sociology Department at Boston College, where he received his PhD. His experience includes consulting, technology management, and leading and supporting academic online research endeavours. His research has been on online social forms and online research methods. He was one of the first to present and publish on online focus groups, earning him the Founder’s Award of Merit from The Social Science Computing Association.