"An enlightening and challenging look at the ways in which students use social networking online to explore their individual and collective identities…Online Social Networking on Campus would be a wonderful text for a graduate seminar on contemporary issues in college student development or student affairs. The book would serve equally well as the centerpiece of a professional development reading group discussion. The authors are to be congratulated on their thoughtful and thought-provoking work, and you are encouraged to get involved in the conversation through picking up a copy of this book soon."--George S. McClellan, Journal of College Student Development, July/August 2009, Vol 50 No 4, 468-469
"This book will be useful for anyone with a specific interest in university students and their use of Facebook, or as an example of how to conduct a study of this nature". - Learning, Media and Technology, 35:1
"This book is one means of becoming more educated about the many ways in which students, and even administrators, can take advantage of Facebook to enhance the college student experience. It also provides a good resource for those who are unfamiliar with Facebook and the culture created online through this somewhat new and developing technology."—Review of Higher Education
About the Author
Ana M. Martínez Alemán is Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Higher Education, the Review of Higher Education, Educational Theory, and Teachers College Record, and other scholarly journals. She has contributed to Women in Academe: The Unfinished Agenda (2008), Gendered Futures in Higher Education: Critical Perspectives for Change (2003) and Feminist Interpretations of John Dewey (2002). She is the co-author (with Kristen A. Renn) of Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia (2002).
Katherine Lynk Wartman is a PhD candidate at Boston College where her research interests include college student culture, the first-year experience, college access, and the parent-student relationship. She is also a resident director at Simmons College in Boston, MA and has served as Parent and Family Relations and Special Projects Administrator at Colby-Sawyer College. She is the co-author (with Marjorie B. Savage) of Parental Involvement in Higher Education; Understanding the Relationship among Students, Parents, and the Institution (2008), a volume in the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Higher Education Report Series.