Faculty Profile for Dr. Daniel Wayne Carter

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Dr. Daniel Wayne Carter
Associate Professor — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
OM 102
phone: (512) 245-2656

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Carter has a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in English Literature from The Ohio State University and a BA in Interdisciplinary Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. His research asks how technical systems such as social media platforms and web content management systems influence communication and knowledge production. In the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he teaches courses on web design, content strategy and management, and data journalism.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Carter, D. W. (2023, August). U.S. census and other surveys likely undercount the number of LGBTQ+ people living in Texas. Texas Tribune. Retrieved from https://www.texastribune.org/2023/08/23/texas-lgbtq-population/
  • Carter, D. W. (2022). Constructing Structured Content on Wordpress: Emerging Paradigms in Web Content Management. Communication Design Quarterly, 11(1).
  • Carter, D. W., & Eger, E. K. (2021). Visibility and vulnerability in online marketing practices. Journal of Cultural Economy, 14(4), 373–387. https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2021.1879212
  • Carter, D. W., & Martinez, C. (2021, February 18). Designing Inclusive Content Models. A List Apart. Retrieved from https://alistapart.com/article/designing-inclusive-content-models/
  • Carter, D. W., & Acker, A. (2020). To Oblivion and Beyond: Imagining Infrastructure After Collapse. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775820911940

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University College of Fine Arts and Communication. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Smallest File Award, Small File Media Festival, Simon Frasier University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Poster Award, iConference 2020. January 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National Honor Society Favorite Professor. November 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Best paper honorable mention, ACM CHI conference 2014, for Always Somewhere Never There: Using Critical Design to Understand Database Interactions. 2014

Selected Grants

  • Carter, Daniel Wayne (Co-Principal), Fox, Kymberly J (Co-Principal), Bertling, Teresa S (Supporting), Blasingame, Dale C (Supporting), Hinsley, Amber Willard (Supporting). Texas Community Health News, Translational Health Research Center, Texas State University, $210000. (Funded: January 2023 - Present). Grant.
  • Carter, Daniel Wayne. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2018 - 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Research Mentor
iSchool Inclusion Institute
Affiliated Faculty
Critical Data Studies Lab, University of Texas at Austin
Technology and Facilities Committee
September 2018-Present
Graduate Program and Research Committee
September 2017-Present
Reviewer / Referee