CV

John A. McArthur
Associate Professor
Furman University, Communication Studies
Ph.D., Clemson University | M.Ed., University of South Carolina | B.S., Furman University

Research

Dr. McArthur uses information and experience design theories to study the communicative power of space (proxemics). He is particularly interested in the role that digital and participatory media play in shaping our use of spaces. Some of the spaces he’s studied include built spaces (like classrooms, monuments and memorials, campus architecture, and urban and community spaces) and digital spaces (social media platforms, discussion forums, and online gathering spaces).

See Dr. McArthur’s publication record with links to articles here.

Teaching

Selected courses taught at Furman:

  • Digital Communication
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Media & Society
  • Digital Space & Place

Service

Dr. McArthur currently serves as the chair of the Human Communication & Technology Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). He is the current vice-president and president-elect of  the Carolinas Communication Association (CCA).