Julian Kilker

Associate Professor, Journalism & Media Studies
Expertise: Information technology, Media innovation, Digital photography


Julian Kilker is an associate professor of emerging technologies at the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at UNLV. Kilker’s research focuses on society and information technologies, specifically as they relate to media innovation.

His work explores the lifecycle stages of digital media technologies, specifically analyzing the key stages of media technologies: development, marketing, modification, and obsolescence. He also studies privacy, surveillance, and technology literacy as it applies to the social and ethical aspects of mundane and advanced technologies.

Kilker has been published in various academic and professional journals which include Visual Communication Quarterly, Science Communication, and Cultures of Efficiency. He teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on topics that include digital photography, interactive media design, and media, privacy and surveillance. He has also taught physics in the Peace Corps.


  • B.A., Reed College
  • Ph.D., Cornell University

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Articles Featuring Julian Kilker

Business and Community | April 25, 2014

Journalism professor Julian Kilker has been documenting the historic ranch, which was once home to Clara Bow and Rex Bell. It's part of a project to preserve ecological, cultural, and educational resources.