Lynne is an assistant professor at Utah State University, where she serves as the director of the Folklore Program. She researches the supernatural, legend, belief, creepypasta, and digital culture. She is the co-director of the Digital Folklore Project, which aims to document ongoing trends and annually determines the Digital Trend of the Year. Lynne has authored and edited numerous books on folklore, including Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies, Slender Man is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet, and the upcoming This is the Plate: Utah Food Traditions. You can follow Lynne on Twitter @LynneSmcneill.