Professional Life

For the past 13 years, I have been:

  • developing online learning curriculum
  • teaching interpersonal and business communication
  • researching issues of technology in human communication in the fields
    of online learning, human-computer interaction and computer mediated communication

Online Curriculumn Development

Since 1998, I've been professionally developing online courses and instructional materials. My work has been focused on undergraduate and adult learners. I've developed materials for the courses I've taught at Santa Clara University, Pima Community College, and the University of Arizona in the field of communication. I've also developed materials in conjunction with faculty and subject matter experts in the College of Medcine at the University of Arizona.

My primary tools for development are Cold Fusion, MySQL, Flex/Flash/Actionscript, Keynote/Powerpoint, and audacity. While not my primary tools, I also have experience with PageMaker/InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks.

Teaching

I've been offering seminars/workshops as well as semester long classes on the topic of communication, professional development, and computer programming. My evaluations have consistency rated me an effective instructor with a strong concern for my students.

Research activities

I have worked on several independent projects in these areas and assisted with research projects for faculty at Santa Clara University, MIT, The University of Arizona, CMU, Michigan State University and the Center for the Management of Information. I am particularly interested in


  • Computer and video mediated communication

  • Issues of interactivity and presence

  • Distance education

  • Health promotion online

  • Online social support

  • Research methods for online research


Through my undergraduate and graduate research experiences, I have acquired skills in conducting experimental and survey research, statistical analysis, and project management. In my graduate studies, I have completed quantitative and qualitative methodology courses in communication, management information systems, and psychology.


I have coordinated project management on several military grant research projects and programmed online surveys, databases, and project tracking tools for research needs. I have also taught a course in undergraduate research methodson survey research. As a project coordinator, I conducted laboratory training, supervised laboratory personnel, assisted with writing grant proposals, and developed web tools to streamline the research process. In conducting univariate and multivariate statistical analyses, I primarily use SPSS, but I also have experience with SAS. I deveoped the ROSS system (Research Online Signup System), which aids students, instructors and researchers in the recruitment and tracking of participants in research projects.

Some selected papers:

Stoner, G. M. & Sedlacek, M.E. (2005, June). Building and maintaining community in a two-year distance learning program. Paper presented to Association of American Medical Colleges Slice of Life Conference, Portland, OR

Stoner, G. M. & South, S.E. (2003, October). Online learning environments: Is a sense of community important? Paper presented to Association of Internet Researchers, Toronto, Canada.

Stoner, G. M., & Burgoon, J. K. (2003, May). Decision-making via mediated communication: Effects of Mediation, Mode, and Time Pressure on Communication Processes, Social Judgments, and Task Performance. Paper presented to International Communication Association Convention, San Diego, California.

Burgoon, J.K., Stoner, G. M., Bonito, J., & Dunbar, N. E., (2003, January). Trust and deception in mediated communication. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Computer and Systems Sciences, Hawaii, HI.

Stoner, G. M., & Vitrano, A. (2002, November). Computer agents and persuasion. Paper presented to National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lutz, R. B., South, S. E., & Stoner, G. M. (2002, November). Distributed learning in integrative medicine: The importance of building community. Presentation to American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lutz, R. B., South, S. E., & Stoner, G. M. (2002, November). Distributed learning in integrative medicine: A dynamic approach to postgraduate medical education. Presentation to American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

South, S. E., Lutz, B., & Stoner, G. M. (2002, May). Integrative Learning Communities: A New Twist on Faculty/Student Interactions. Presentation Technology Showcase, University of Arizona.

Burgoon, J.K., Bonito, J., Ramirez, Jr., A., Dunbar, N. E., Kam, K., & Stoner, G. M. (2001, November). Testing the Interactivity Principle: Effects of Mediation, Verbal and Nonverbal Modalities, and Propinquity in Social and Decision-Making Interactions. Paper presented at National Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Biocca, F., Burgoon, J.K., Harms, C. Stoner, G. M. Vitrano, A., & Gregg, J. (2001, May). The Networked Minds Theory and Measure of Social Presence. Paper presented at Presence 2001. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Biocca, F., Burgoon, J.K., Harms, C. Stoner, G. M. (2001, May). Criteria and scope conditions for a theory and measure of social presence Paper presented at Presence 2001. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Stoner, G. M. (2001). Observing mediated interaction: Theory, design and analysis.

Stoner, G. M. (2001) Decision-making via mediated communication: Effects of mediation and time pressure.

Stoner, G. M. (2000). Click versus Bic #2: Electronic versus traditional data collection methods.

Burgoon, J.K., Bengtsson, B., Bonito, J., Ramirez, Jr., A., Dunbar, N. E., & Stoner, G. M. (1999, October). The effect of interactivity on social perceptions and influence. Paper presented at the 1999 Society for Experimental Social
Psychology Conference, St. Louis, MO

Stoner, G. M., Burgoon, J. K., Kam, K., Ramirez, A., & Fischer, J. (1999, June). Interpersonal deception in mediated communication. Paper presented at the International Network on Personal Relationships, Louisville, KY.

Stoner, G. M., Burgoon, J. K., Bonito, J., Ramirez, A., & Dunbar, N. E. (1999, May). The role of nonverbal cues in mediated communication technologies. Paper presented at International Communication Association Convention, San Francisco,
CA.

Stoner, G. M. (1999, February). Digital horizons of the copyright frontier: Copyright and the internet. Paper presented at Communication and the Law interest group Top Student andDebut papers panel at Western States Communication Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C.