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Robert Tokunaga, Ph.D.

About Robert Tokunaga, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Robert Tokunaga studies the negative social and psychological implications of communication technology use. His teaching pursuits and research output focus on the unique role of communication technologies in the personal, interpersonal, and public lives of individuals. In his teaching and research, he has been able to demonstrate that public concerns about communication technologies, through media framing and public hysteria, are sometimes exaggerated.

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Interpersonal Communication

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Robert Tokunaga, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Communication, University of Arizona (2012)

M.A. in Speech, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2007)

B.A. in Speech, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2005)

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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