Welcome! I am an assistant professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. I teach classes in multimedia journalism, data visualization, interactive programming for journalists, and psychological effects of communication technology.

My research focuses on the effects of technological and design variables on information processing, with an emphasis on selective exposure, visual attention, and recall. I examine these relationships lab experiments using eye-tracking, response time, and traditional questionnaire measures.

Prior to joining the Grady College faculty, I spent a fun two years as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Virginia Tech. I received my Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011.

For the 2014-15 academic year, I am serving as Vice Head and Program Chair for the Communication Technology Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Please feel free to contact me at bartw@uga.edu.