Mike Horning

Mike Horning

Assistant Professor


140 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street, 
Blacksburg, VA 24061




Department Membership



  • Social and Psycological Effects of Communications Technologies
  • Mass Communication
  • Multimedia Reporting
  • Politics
  • Visual Media

Professional Activities

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AJMC)
  • Online News Association (ONA)
  • Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
  • Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology (ICAT)


  • Ph.D. Penn State University
  • M.S. Rochester Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Liberty University

Awards and Honors

Top Research Paper Award in New Media and Politics Competition: Mass Communication and Society Division at AEJMC Conference, Chicago, IL, 2008

Top Three Paper Award at International Association of Science Technology and Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2007

Top Paper in Mass Communications at Eastern Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2006

Selected Publications


Brubaker, P., Horning, M., & Toula, C. (In Press) Engaging Young Voters in the Political Process: U.S. Presidential Debates and YouTube. In L. Robinson et al.(Eds). Communication and Information Technologies Annual 2014: Politics, Participation, and Production. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Horning, M. A., Robinson, H. R., & Carroll, J. M. (2014). A scenario-based approach for projecting user requirements for wireless proximal community networks. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 413–422. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.02.010

Carroll, J.M., Horning, M., Hoffman, B., Ganoe, C.H., Robinson, H. & Rosson, M.B. (2011). Community network 2.0. Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on End-User Development: IS-EUD. (Torre Canne, Brindisi, Italy, June 7-10). Berlin: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 270-275.

Horning, M. (2007). Putting the community back into community networks: A content analysis. Bulletin of Science Technology and Society, 27(5), 417-426.