His research focuses on social informatics, ebusiness, and online communities, and he has published in a variety of information science journals and presented at ASIS&T, iConferences, and elsewhere.

Research Areas:

  • Information and Library Science
  • Data Science
  • Social Informatics
  • Ethics and Values in Digital Society
  • Critical algorithm theory
  • Intellectual Freedom and information/data ethics
  • Media Studies
  • Social Theory of Information
  • Social Informatics

In general, I am interested in using a social informatics approach to study:

  • Electronic commerce, particularly the problem of trust
  • Community networking
  • The history and development of the internet and its implications for the information professions
  • Managers and their uses of information in organizations
Computer Science, Library Science
PhD, Syracuse University, Information Transfer, 1996
MLS, Syracuse University, 1986
Master's, Syracuse University, 1976
BA, Hamilton College, Sociology; Economics, 1975
electronic commerce information science or systems library science
American Society for Information Science and Technology
Association for Computing Machinery
Association for Information Systems