Associate Professor, Media Studies & Production, Temple University
Matthew Lombard is Co-founder and President of the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR, http://ispr.info) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Since earning his PhD at Stanford University in 1994, his research has centered on individuals' psychological and physiological processing of media presentations and experiences, with particular focus on the concept of (tele)presence. His work has appeared in academic journals including Behaviour & Information Technology, CyberPsychology and Behavior, Human Technology, Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. He has been managing editor of ISPR Presence News (and its predecessor) since 1998 and is also director of the Media Interface and Networked Design (M.I.N.D.) Lab at Temple University (http://mindlab.org). For more detailed information please visit http://matthewlombard.com.