Dr. Kopacz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Arizona. Her research centers on new media, diversity, and community building. She teaches courses in online content marketing, media technologies, strategic communication, research methods, and public speaking.
Her current projects include a study of Twitter portrayals of Native American protest and the use of Facebook groups for local community building. Dr. Kopacz's articles have appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, New Media & Society, Electronic Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, and Communication Teacher.