Kimberly C Smith

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci

Journalism and Mass Comm

Crosby Hall 119
B.A.Journalism / Howard University
Ph.D.Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other / University of South Carolina
MAMass Communication / University of South Carolina


Kim Smith (Ph.D.) is a associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass communication. Kim’s research interests include social media’s impact on society, health communication, journalism history and the portrayal of people of color in the media. Kim has had a number of peer-reviewed articles on cybermourning, the future of journalism education in the 21st century and health literacy. He was co-PI in a $15,000 grant for a study and exhibit marking the 100th-plus anniversary of The A&T Register student newspaper. His students have won national student journalism awards and awards in undergraduate research.

Research Interests

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

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Recent Publications

  • Kimberly Smith, Kimberly Smith (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.
  • Kimberly Smith, Kenneth Campbell, Kimberly Smith, Kenneth Campbell (2015). (Cybermourning frames of condolence to comedian Robin Williams on Legacy.com.). (1) 10, pp. http://ibiblio.org/nmediac/summer2015/cybermourning.html ). Journal of New Media and Culture.
  • Kimberly Smith, Vanessa Cunningham-Engram, Bonnie Davis, , , , , , Kimberly Smith, Bonnie Davis, Vanessa Cunningham-Engram (2015). (Social Media, Social Good: HBCU College Students' Use of Social Media during Superstorm Sandy). pp. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0GSiVsUWN56X0FDOUJKUW5Telk&usp=sharing ). National Association of African-American Studies Monograph Series, 2014. .
  • Kimberly Smith, Kimberly Smith (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.
  • Kimberly Smith, Kimberly Smith (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.
  • Kimberly Smith, Vanessa Cunningham-Engram, Gary , , Kimberly Smith, Vanessa Cunningham-Engram, Gary (2009). (The Influence of Technology on Sexual Content in Mass Media in China, the United States and India). 12, ). Intercultural Communication Studies.