Melissa L Hobart

Associate Professor of Communication
Department of Communication
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Brown Hall 325


Dr. Hobart received her Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies from Michigan State University, her M.A. in Communication and Digital Media from Saginaw Valley State University, and her B.A. in Communication from Alma College.  Her research focuses on video games and learning, and her work has been published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Current Issues in Education, and Communication Teacher.  She is currently researching the effect of avatars on the video game play experience.  Dr. Hobart regularly teaches courses in media, technology, and communication theory.


Doctor of Philosophy
Michigan State University

Master of Arts
Saginaw Valley State University

Bachelor of Arts
Alma College