Rey Junco is an associate professor and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society where he works on the Youth and Media Project. Rey uses quantitative methods to investigate how social media affect youth psychosocial development, engagement and learning. He has found that technology, specifically social media, can be used in ways that improve engagement and academic performance. Rey is the author and co-author of three books, his latest entitled Engaging Students Through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs.
Rey’s research and interests cover a wide range of topics including: how technology impacts colleges students, using social media in educationally-relevant ways, how social media influence identity development, parenting and social media, teaching students about privacy, using trace data to predict educational outcomes and how students use social media to become more socially and academically integrated into their college or university environments.
Rey’s work has been cited in major news outlets including the New York Times, NPR, PBS, Time, US News & World Report, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Huffington Post and Mashable. He has given talks, workshops, and lectures at numerous national and international conferences, universities, and organizations.