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Cody Buntain

Assistant Professor
cbuntain@umd.edu
301-405-2664

Dr. Buntain’s work examines how people use online information spaces during crises and political unrest, with a focus on information quality. He is a research affiliate for NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics, where he studies online information and social media. His work in these areas has been covered by the New York TimesWashington PostWIREDBusiness Insider, and NBC. As an educator, Dr. Buntain’s teaching philosophy is driven by student leadership, bridging disciplines, and exploring the unconventional. His teaching experience spans several institutions, as he has developed and led four courses as an adjunct professor at American University (AU) and UMD and led the updating of three courses at NJIT. Prior to earning his PhD, Dr. Buntain ran the research division for a small defense contractor that specializes in cybersecurity.