About

Megan Ann Duncan, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Megan Duncan (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018) is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at Virginia Tech. She is part of the Journalism & Mass Communication Division there, and has taught courses to communication, journalism and sports media & analytics students, as well as graduate students. Her research focuses on how partisans judge the credibility of and engage with the news. Using survey-embedded experiments, surveys, and other quantitative methods, she’s interested in knowing more about audiences, their perceptions of the news, how they form opinions, and how to use this knowledge to make democracy stronger.

Research
News & journalism
Audiences
Experiments & surveys Perceptions of credibility
Crowdsourcing news credibility
Engagement & comments
Misinformation