Global Sport Leadership

School of Graduate Studies

Tracy Tuten, Ph.D.

Tracy Tuten, Ph.D. Dr.


I ended up in social media marketing as a kind of fluke. My specialty in research is web surveys, (if I didn’t teach, I’d just question people all day long about all kinds of consumer topics!) and I was one of the very first people studying web surveys back in the 1990s. I also taught advertising so I was up to date on all things online advertising. As social was birthed, I was there reading about it and bringing it into my classroom. I saw an opportunity to share my knowledge about social media marketing beyond the walls of my classroom, so I organized it in a way that made sense to me and then wrote my first book – Advertising 2.0: Social Media Marketing in a Web 2.0 World.

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