Kimberly C Smith

Associate Professor

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

Journalism and Mass Comm

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


Kim Smith (Ph.D.) is an 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. His students have won national student journalism and undergraduate research awards. He is nationally certified in teaching online and F2F through the Association of College and University Educators.

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, Jeannette Wade, Joseph Jowers (2023). (From Entertainment to Empowerment: A Call for Social Media Literacy Education at an HBCU). (4) 78, pp. 419-439. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator.
  • Anna Lee, Jeannette Wade, Ailton Coleman, Kimberly Smith, Melicia Glover (2023). (The Vicarious Intersectional Trauma (VIT) Conceptual Model: A Framework for Studying the Health-Related Impact of Exposure to Intersectional Violence on Social-Media). (6) 54, pp. 490-512. JOURNAL OF BLACK STUDIES.
  • 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 (2015). (Cybermourning Frames and Collective Memory: Remembering Comedian Robin Williams on Legacy.com). (1) 10, pp. http://ibiblio.org/nmediac/summer2015/cybermourning.html. Journal of New Media and Culture.
  • 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 (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 , , (2009). (The Influence of Technology on Sexual Content in Mass Media in China, the United States and India). 12, Intercultural Communication Studies.