Kimberly C. Smith

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentJournalism and Mass Communications




OfficeCrosby Hall
Room: 119

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Kimberly C. Smith


Ph D: Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other, University of South Carolina, 2008

MA: Mass Communication, University of South Carolina , 1998

BA: Journalism, Howard University, 1982

Research Interests

Multimedia, health communication, research methods, social media's impact on society, the portrayal of people of color in the media, undergraduate research.

Recent Publications

Smith, Kimberly  (2018).   More Than a Comedian: Exploring Cybermourning and Parasocial Relationships the Night Hollywood Star Robin Williams Died.  Global Discourse in Fractured Time: Perspectives on Journalism, Media, Education, and Politics   Cambridge Publishers.

Smith, Kimberly  Campbell, Kenneth   (2015).  Cybermourning frames of condolence to comedian Robin Williams on  (1,  10,  pp.  Journal of New Media and Culture.

Smith, Kimberly  Cunningham-Engram, Vanessa  Davis, Bonnie  (2015).  Social Media, Social Good: HBCU College Students' Use of Social Media during Superstorm Sandy.   National Association of African-American Studies Monograph Series, 2014. .

Smith, Kimberly  (2012).  Charting the future of journalism education at HBCUs: Finding a place for multimedia in the curricula.  In Teresa Harrison  (1-2,  22,  ).  Journal Electronic Communication.

Smith, Kimberly  (2011).  Anxiety, Knowledge and Help: A Model for How Black and White College Students Search for HIV/AIDS Information on the Internet.  (1,  16,  pp. 103-125).  The Qualitative Report.

Smith, Kimberly  Cunningham-Engram, Vanessa  (2009).  The Influence of Technology on Sexual Content in Mass Media in China, the United States and India.  (12,  ).  Intercultural Communication Studies.