Meet Our Faculty

Steven L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Department of Management Information Systems
Fox School of Business & Management

An award-winning professor, Steven L. Johnson enhances student engagement through his innovative use of technology in the classroom. His research focuses on online communities as a form of social media that supports organizational knowledge management. Johnson earned both a bachelor of computer science degree and a master of business administration degree from the College of William & Mary. Prior to earning his doctorate from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, Johnson worked in the information-technology industry for 15 years.

Jay Imbrenda, Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Teaching & Learning
College of Education

Jay Imbrenda has spent most of his life surrounded by adolescents, and has consequently been unable to let go of his youthful compulsions. Fortunately, this makes him well-suited to lead an examination of Youth Cultures. At John Hopkins University, he received the Eliot Coleman Fellowship for his work with undergraduates, and later he won the ISTE Sigol award for his work with high school students in Baltimore. He's currently completing a doctorate in Literacies & Learners at Temple, where he divides his time between teaching secondary education courses and working as a teacher mentor in a local high school. Although he has never owned any gold chains or cut his hair into a mohawk, he harbors deep affections for Hip-Hop and Punk, and he would definitely cosplay if given the opportunity.

Thea Chaloner, M.A.

Department of Media Studies and Production
School of Media and Communication

Thea Chaloner is a multimedia producer and adjunct professor with a decade of experience in public broadcasting. She has an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School, where she began Smartphone Confessions, a multimedia project featuring smartphone addicts, dumbphone enthusiasts, and digital detoxers. In 2014 she was Contributing Producer for Meet the Composer, most recently featured on WNYC's Radiolab. She has worked on multimedia projects for This American Life, The Washington Post, and Witnify, and works commercially as a voiceover actress. Chaloner's focus is advocacy storytelling.

Christen Rexing, Ph.D.

Department of Public Health
College of Publich Health

Christen Rexing earned a Ph.D. in Public Health Policy (2014), an M.P.H. (2007), and a B.A. (2001) in History and Political Science from Temple University. Drawing on over nine years of experience in the field of injury and violence prevention with a focus on health policy development, adoption, and evaluation, particularly at the state and federal levels, she brings her passion for public health into the classroom. In addition to teaching and conducting research on firearm injury prevention, she serves on the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) whose mission is to foster excellence in the science of preventing and treating injury and violence.

Tim Davis, M.A.

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
College of Science and Technology

Tim Davis is known for creating a classroom culture that both educates and entertains; students say, "This professor rocks." Davis's passion for paleontology brought him to Temple, where he studied geology, earned a master of earth science education degree and became an instructor in the department.