The TikTok Professor: How to Use TikTok to Build Community and Connect with Students

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Brief Abstract

A university professor with over 50,000 followers on TikTok will provide a crash course on how to use TikTok to connect with students and build community. The first part of the workshop will cover basic information on the benefits of TikTok, how the app itself works, and how participants can use TikTok to create meaningful asynchronous engagement with students. The second half is experiential and will guide participants through brainstorming and designing their own TikToks.


Dr. Brenner is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Psychology from Iowa State University in 2018, and her B.S. in Psychology (High Honors) from University of Florida. Her research focuses on stigma, self compassion, and identity. Dr. Brenner has over 50,000 followers on her academia-themed TikTok page.

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