Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop  

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 
Howard University 

Interdisciplinary Research Building 

1st Floor 

2201 Georgia Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20059 

8:45 a.m.-9 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast 

9 a.m.-9:05 a.m.Welcome 

Dr. Gracie Lawson-Borders, Dean, Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Howard University 

9:10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Paper Session: Tackling Issues of Privacy and Security Online 

-Data Access Rights Exploits under New Privacy Laws 

Amber Welch, Schellman & Company 

-Social Media: Dang’an and the Formation of Inversity 

Tracy Whitaker, Derek Lloyd and Robert Cosby, Howard University 

-The Impact of Social Media Privacy on Small Business Performance 

Dorothy Najjuko, Saadat Nakyejwe Kimuli and Kasimu Sendawula, Makerere University 

– Social Cybersecurity: An Emerging Area of Research  

Ingrid Sturgis, Howard University  

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Paper Session: Politics and Civil Engagement  

-Capturing Injustice: Using the Screenshot as a Tool for Surveillance 

Bryan Jenkins and Emily Cramer, Howard University 

-Social media in political engagements in Africa 

Akwasi Boateng, University of KwaZulu-Natal 

-Twitter as a Vehicle for Rappers to Address U.S. Racism 

Dr. Tia C. M. Tyree, Howard University 

-Persuasion, Manipulation and Deception in the Trinidad and Tobago Digital Public Sphere: The Case of Cambridge Analytica’s Involvement in the 2010 Trinidad And Tobago Elections  

Kellon Bubb, Howard University  

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Paper Session:  Challenges of Health and Wellbeing in Today’s World 

-Social Media as a Tool for Health Literacy in Conflict and Developing Nations 

Titilope Dokunmu, The Southern University Health Information Technology Laboratory and 

 and Senanu Okuboyejo, ICITD, Southern University and A&M   

-What Motivates You?: Enterprise Social Media Use, Gratification, Job Performance and Wellbeing  

Jeanetta Grover, Trident University International – California  

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12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.Keynote Speaker and Luncheon  

Rebecca Goolsby, Technology Deployment Manager, Office of Naval Research 

1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Break 

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Panel: Reevaluating the Pedagogy of Social Media in the Global Security Agenda 

Karen Kwok (Moderator), Howard University Student Health Center 

Adam Fivenson, InterAction 

Ben Bellows, Nivi Inc 

Violet Tsagka, Creative Associates International  

Bonnie Jenkins, Brookings Institution Fellow 

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Workshop: Using Google Tools for Verification, Data Visualization and Research  

Maggie Farley, Teaching Fellow, Google News Initiative 

3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Break 

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Paper Session: Challenges of Health and Wellbeing in Today’s World 

Newsmaking and Newsmakers in the Digital World 

-Incels Online  

Carolyn Byerly, Howard University 

-Pairing Retro with Red-Hot: Using Old School Journalistic Canons and New School Investigative Technologies as Counters Against Disinformation 

Beatrice Epwene, Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg 

-Social Media Information Systems: Development and Enhancement 

Kamal Agarwal, Howard University 

4:45 p.m.Closing Remarks 

Kehbuma Langmia, Co-Founder of the Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop and Chair, Howard University, Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communications 

Sponsors: Howard University Cyber Security Education and Research Center, School of Business ( 

The Cyber Security Education & Research Center (aka “Cyber Center”), is a strategic interdisciplinary ecosystem creating awareness, train practitioners, and develop cybersecurity professionals.   

Director: Rajni Goel ( Program Manager: Robert Burke (