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Hi!

I’m Robby. I am a researcher, educator/nutty professor, community member & public speakernerdy rapper, entrepreneur, player of things, and a bunch of other stuff.

Academic Details:

Main Gig:

I am Associate Professor and AT&T Scholar in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

Other Affiliations:

I am also affiliate faculty in MSU’s Education Psychology and Education Technology Program and the Department of Psychology as well as a core faculty member for MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context. I am also affiliated with MSU’s GEL lab and Serious Games program as well as the Meaningful Play conference.

Education:

My PhD is from the Annenberg School for Communication (USC) . I have an MA in Communication and a BA in Science, Technology and Society (with a minor in Creative Writing: Poetry), both from Stanford University.

External Academic Links:

Here is my official MSU site.

Here are my Research Gate and Google Scholar pages.

Recent Tweets:

@raratan

- July 21, 2019

I was working in the lab around the time of these first experiments @Nick_Yee @StanfordVR, completely unaware that… https://t.co/F5m1kDY3yi
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- July 4, 2019

Nutshell: Finally, a meta anlysis of the Proteus effect! Data from 46 quantitative experimental studies indicate an… https://t.co/hQVNJQUNpG
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- July 4, 2019

Ratan, R., Beyea, D., Li, B., Graciano, L (2019, in press). Avatar Characteristics Induce Users’ Behavioral Conform… https://t.co/4huNeBhESH
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- July 4, 2019

Nutshell: A theory piece arguing that automobiles can serve as self-representations (like avatars ...avacars), so… https://t.co/oSnHjIZO0S
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- July 4, 2019

My first sole-authored journal article! Ratan, R. (2019, in press). When Automobiles Are Avacars: A Self-Other-Util… https://t.co/p1WHTf9YLk
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