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.