Graduate Teaching Assistant

About

Biography

Justin Patry is currently a graduate student at Colorado State University (CSU) pursuing his M.S. in Public Communication & Technology and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant under Dr. Brian Trout.

Justin also participates in conducting research with Dr. Jeffery Snodgrass's Virtual Worldz Lab (Department of Anthropology) and has conducted research with Dr. Rosa Martey's Communication and Technology Lab (Department of Journalism & Media Technology).

Justin graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) with his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Minor in Philosophy, & various honors. Justin conducted lab research with UNC Charlotte faculty members Dr. Mason Haber (Community Psychology - R.E.N.E.W. Lab) & Dr. Amy Canevello (Social Psychology - Social Psychology Lab).

Justin's research focuses on Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) users, and the relationships between: Psychopathology, Usage Behaviors, Motivations for Play, Perceived Social Constructs (e.g. Virtual World Social Support), Interpersonal Communication Patterns, and Outcomes (e.g., Internet Gaming Disorder & Problematic Internet Use) amongst players. Justin seeks to understand usage behavior both beneficial and detrimental to player well being in an attempt to better understand the role these games play in individual's lives and how beneficial behavior can be leveraged in a therapeutic context for social spectrum disorder sufferers (e.g. Military personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; PTSD).

Justin is currently the sole acting Faculty advisor for both the Colorado State University Smash & Fencing clubs.
Justin is also currently an acting Faculty Co-advisor for the Esports Association at Colorado State University.

Publications

MANUSCRIPTS

  • Patry, J. M. (2013). Social Anxiety, Perceived Real and Virtual World Social Support, and Problematic Use Amongst Massively Multiplayer Role-playing Game Players. Unpublished honors thesis at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Snodgrass, J. G, Dengah II, F., Bagwell, A. P., Van Oostenburg, M., Smarr-Foster, C., Benedict, N., Patry, J. M. (November, 2015). Positive and Negative Online Gaming “Involvement”: An Ethnographic Approach to Measurement and Assessment. Poster presented at the American Anthropological Association 114th Annual Conference. Denver, CO.
  • LaPorte, T. M., Haber, M. G., Patry, J. M. (March, 2013). Relationships between parent involvement and transition-age young adults’ satisfaction with RENEW services. Paper presented at the Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Patry, J. M., Burgess, C. A., LaPorte, T. M., Haber, M. G. (October, 2013). Social Anxiety, Perceived Real and Virtual World Social Support, and Problematic Internet Use Among Emerging Adult Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game Players. Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood 6th Biennial Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Patry, J. M., Burgess, C. A., LaPorte, T. M., Haber, M. G. (June, 2013). Online and Offline Social Support and Health among Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Players. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Patry, J. M., Burgess, C. A., LaPorte, T. M., Haber, M. G. (April, 2013). Social Anxiety, Perceived Real and Virtual World Social Support, and Problematic Use Among Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game Players: The Affects of Playgroups, Communications, and Motivations. Poster presented at the NC Psychological Association Conference. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Patry, J. M., Burgess, C. A., LaPorte, T. M., Haber, M. G. (April, 2013). Social Anxiety, Perceived Real and Virtual World Social Support, and Problematic Use Among Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game Players. Poster presented at the University of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Conference. Charlotte, NC.