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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Rey Junco, a Purdue University associate professor of library science, has been named as a returning fellow to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the center announced Monday (July 8).

According to a press release issued by the center, fellows will work primarily in Cambridge, Mass., alongside Berkman directors and staff, and will serve as key instigators within the vibrant research community.

The Berkman Center is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Founded in 1997 through a gift from Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman, the center is home to a community of faculty, fellows, staff, and affiliates working on projects that include cyberspace, technology, and society. More information can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu

Junco is a social media scholar who investigates the impact of social technologies on college students. His primary research interest is using quantitative methods to analyze the effects of social media on youth psychosocial development, engagement, and learning. His research has also focused on informing best practices in using social technologies to enhance learning outcomes.