Jeremy Shermak is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Moody College of Communication Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He has two master of arts degrees: one in journalism from the University of Missouri, and one in writing pedagogy from DePaul University, and a bachelor of science in informatics with a journalism cognate from Indiana University.
Shermak has nearly 20 years of professional experience as a college professor, media analyst, and journalist. He has taught at the collegiate level for 13 years, including his current assignment as a teaching assistant in the UT School of Journalism.
Shermak’s research interests include the use of social media during live coverage, such as sports and weather events, reinforcement of cultural norms on social media, and the influence of social media on journalists’ routines. For his thesis, he examined the use of Twitter by newspaper sports beat reporters during live-game events.