My research focuses on how people integrate information from diverse sources, in professional environments such as interdisciplinary scientific collaborations, and in informal environments such as online social Q&A communities.  Both threads of my research address the question of how people without a shared context, be they scientists from different disciplines or strangers on the Web, evaluate, reconcile, share and perpetuate often-conflicting information.   By studying similar processes in diverse environments, I see my research as a bridge to help traditionally separate communities inform one another.

If you're interested in working in any of these areas, feel free to contact me.


Refereed journal articles and conference papers

Refereed conference presentations

Refereed book chapters

Book reviews

Invited talks

Awards and Honors

  • Visiting Researcher, NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA (2016).
  • Nominee, Peter V. Garrod Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award (2016, 2018).
  • Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award (2015, 2017, 2018).
  • Contributor, American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG Publication of the Year Award. Chapter in Diane Nahl and Dania Bilal, eds. (2008). Information & Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory. Medford, NJ: Information Today.