When It Comes to Twitter, Hunter Prof Is One of the 'Inspiring Women to Follow'
Forbes Magazine has named Hunter Professor Jessie Daniels as one of its "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter." The magazine - one of the nation's foremost business and public affairs publications - developed the list after discovering that even though more women than men use Twitter, men have 15 percent more followers.
To help redress this gender imbalance, Forbes went looking for outstanding women tweeters - and found Daniels. It said of her: "[She] is an anti-racist, sociologist and professor who researches how the Internet is (and is not) changing social inequality. Her tweets are informative and interesting links to blogs, news and research in this new field."
Daniels is an associate professor of urban public health in the School of Health Sciences and an advocate of using blogs and wikis in the classroom. Although many students are "somewhat resistant" to this, she says, "I remain optimistic about the potential of this new media technology for transforming the classroom experience and making it more student-centered."