Faculty

Steven Peterson

Continuing Lecturer

Contact Information

Email    STEVE@UCLA.EDU
Office  2329 Rolfe Hall
Phone  310-825-7254

Employing both positivistic and naturalistic methods, my research projects currently include network analysis of celebrity news sharing, roommate conflict resolution through SMS and social media, and humanistic inquiry into motivations of film and television producers.

I have taught undergraduate courses at UC San Diego, Korea University in Seoul, and Kyoto University of Japan as well as graduate courses in Educational Technology at UCLA's GSE&IS.  Prior to my full-time appointment in Communication Studies, I worked in the art world, in the financial services industry and was Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Innovation (CDI), a campus-wide digital research and development entity.  During my tenure at CDI, we cultivated industry partnerships with tech companies including Sony and Hitachi to develop new technologies in speech recognition, physics, and economics, as well as scalable online pedagogical tools.  After bidding for and procuring funding, we designed, developed, and produced multiple large-scale online high school AP courses (in subjects ranging from Environmental Science and Physics to Spanish) that are still in use today throughout the state of California.  As a part of the design and management team of several multimillion dollar projects, I was responsible for overseeing the creation of curricular materials, content, film and video footage, interactive simulations, databases, social networking tools, online communities, etc.   

While I maintain an active research program, my primary focus over the last ten years in the CS department has been devoted to mentoring, advising, and providing the richest learning environments possible for our world-class students.

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Degrees

Ph.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

Entrepreneurial Communication

Field Studies in Communication

Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

Honors Research in Communication Studies

2018 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Field Studies in Communication

Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

Honors Research in Communication Studies

Directed Individual Research in Global Studies

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Summer Session

Entrepreneurial Communication

Social Networking

Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media

2017 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Field Studies in Communication

2017 Winter Quarter

Entrepreneurial Communication

Field Studies in Communication

2016 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Field Studies in Communication

2016 Summer Session

Entrepreneurial Communication

Social Networking

Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2016 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Field Studies in Communication

2016 Winter Quarter

Entrepreneurial Communication

Field Studies in Communication

2015 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Field Studies in Communication

2015 Summer Session

Entrepreneurial Communication

Multicultural Television

Social Networking

Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media

2015 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2015 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2014 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Methodologies in Communication Research

2014 Summer Session

Entrepreneurial Communication

Multicultural Television

Social Networking

Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media

2014 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2014 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2013 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Methodologies in Communication Research

2013 Summer Session

Multicultural Television

Social Networking

Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media

2013 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2013 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2012 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Methodologies in Communication Research

2012 Summer Session

Multicultural Television

Social Networking

Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media

2012 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2012 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2011 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Methodologies in Communication Research

2011 Summer Session

Multicultural Television

Social Networking

2011 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2011 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2010 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Methodologies in Communication Research

2010 Summer Session

Multicultural Television

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2010 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2010 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2009 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

Methodologies in Communication Research

2009 Summer Session

Multicultural Television

Social Networking

2009 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2009 Winter Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Social Networking

2008 Fall Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

2008 Summer Session

Multicultural Television

2008 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2008 Winter Quarter

Social Networking

2007 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television

2007 Spring Quarter

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2007 Winter Quarter

Multicultural Television

2006 Fall Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

2006 Spring Quarter

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2006 Winter Quarter

Multicultural Television

2005 Fall Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

2005 Spring Quarter

Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2005 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics in Communication Studies: Humanistic Approaches to Mass Communication

2004 Fall Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

2004 Summer Session

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Mass Communication Theory

2004 Spring Quarter

Methodologies in Communication Research

2003 Fall Quarter

Multicultural Television and Society

2002 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Communication Policy

2002 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Technology in Communication

Previous Courses by Course

COMM ST 156
Social Networking

2017 Summer Session

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Summer Session

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Summer Session

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Summer Session

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Summer Session

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 157
Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media

2017 Summer Session

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

2013 Summer Session

2012 Summer Session

COMM ST 109
Entrepreneurial Communication

2017 Summer Session

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Summer Session

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

COMM ST 150
Methodologies in Communication Research

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2010 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

COMM ST 185
Field Studies in Communication

2017 Spring Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 132
Multicultural Television

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Summer Session

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Summer Session

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Summer Session

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Summer Session

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2009 Fall Quarter

2009 Summer Session

2008 Summer Session

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 166
Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production

2016 Summer Session

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

COMM ST 191N
Variable Topics in Communication Studies: Humanistic Approaches to Mass Communication

2005 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 197A
Special Topics in Communication Studies: Mass Communication Theory

2004 Summer Session

COMM ST 189
Multicultural Television and Society

2003 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 197K
Special Topics in Communication Studies: Communication Policy

2002 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 197T
Special Topics in Communication Studies: Technology in Communication

2002 Spring Quarter