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University of Michigan School of Information

Cliff Lampe

Cliff Lampe

Professor of Information and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 517/515-2494
Office: School of Information/North Quad 4323 Personal website


Cliff is a professor in the School of Information. Previously, he spent six years as an assistant professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. He researches the social and technical structures of large scale technology mediated communication, working with sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, Slashdot and Everything2. He has also been involved in the creation of multiple social media and online community projects, usually designed to enable collective action. One of Cliff's core values is combining top quality research with community engagement.

Areas of interest

Social media, online communities, computer-mediated communication, socio-technical systems, social computing, community informatics, technology mediated social participation


BA, Kalamazoo College

PhD, University of Michigan


Democracy, Finsta and Online Harassment: Check out UMSI faculty Phd student publications.
Democracy, Finsta and Online Harassment: UMSI Research Roundup

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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2023 SIGCHI Awards. Cliff Lampe, SIGCHI Academy. Dhruv “DJ” Jain, outstanding dissertation.
Cliff Lampe and Dhruv Jain earn SIGCHI Awards

Lampe was elected to the academy of the ACM special interest group on computer-human interaction and Jain earned an outstanding dissertation award.

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