Brabham, Daren C.
Ph.D., University of Utah
M.S., University of Utah
B.A., Trinity University (Texas)
Daren C. Brabham joined the faculty in 2010 as an assistant professor. He teaches public relations courses and conducts research into online communities and the role of new media in society. Brabham is also a faculty fellow in the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, an executive education faculty member in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the founding editor of Case Studies in Strategic Communication.
He was among the first to publish research on crowdsourcing, an online, distributed problem solving and production model that utilizes the collective intelligence of online communities. A critical, qualitative, and applied researcher, he uses his work on crowdsourcing and social media to improve public participation in governance, urban planning, and public health. He has received funding for his crowdsourcing work from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.
His forthcoming book, "Crowdsourcing" (MIT Press), is an introduction to the crowdsourcing model and its many applications. He has published in Convergence; Planning Theory; Information, Communication & Society; Journal of Applied Communication Research; International Journal of Communication; First Monday; and The Participatory Cultures Handbook.
Brabham's professional experience includes user experience design, a broad range of public relations functions, and crowdsourcing consulting.
His website is www.darenbrabham.com.
Office phone: 919.962.1204
Office location: Carroll Hall 229