Ward van Zoonen was born in Amsterdam on August 29, 1985. After climbing all the rungs of the Dutch educational system, he graduated from the Research Master in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam in 2013. His master’s thesis on employees’ social media use has been published in Public Relations Review. Before obtaining a PhD position within the Corporate Communication group at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, Ward worked as a lecturer at the Communication Science department. Between September 2014 and December 2016 he wrote his dissertation on social media use in the workplace. His paper on social media’s dark side received a top student paper award from the International Communication Association. Ward presented his work at several national and international conferences such as the International Corporate Communication conference in New York and the annual International Communication Association conference. His work on social technology use has been published in various international ISI-ranked journals. Ward currently works as an assistant professor in Corporate Communication at the University of Amsterdam.
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