Associate Professor

Department of Communication and New Media Studies


Ph.D. Critical Studies, University of Southern California; M.A. Film Studies and Interdisciplinary Humanities, Arizona State University; B.A. English-American Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Expertise: First Amendment and the Media, Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Internet Rights, Activism, Social Change


Dr. Bodle is an Associate Professor of Communication and New Media Studies. He has published extensively on the ethical and human rights implications of social media design, governance, and use, focusing primarily on privacy and freedom of expression. At the Mount, Dr. Bodle teaches Social Media and Social Change, Human Rights in the Digital Age, New Media Law and Ethics, Visual Communication, and Digital Video Production and Post-Production.

Select publications appear in the Journal of International Communication; Information, Communication, & Society; Computers & Society; and in book collections The Ethics of Emerging Media: Information, Social Norms, and New Media Technology (2011); Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media (2011); Generation Facebook (2011); and The Ubiquitous Internet: User and Industry Perspectives (2014)

He is currently the Co-Chair of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition under the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum.