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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 Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website News About Cliff Lampe


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

News about Cliff Lampe

An image with colorful, abstract shapes and the text "What is information science" with the UMSI logo
What is information science?

We asked two professors of information to break down the ambiguity. Read on for a straightforward definition, and find out why students who are interested in business or psychology might consider getting an information degree instead. 

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Quoted by Forbes. Professor Cliff Lampe. "Putin's deepfake doppelganger highlights the danger of the technology.
Lampe: Deepfake is making it harder and harder to identify disinformation

UMSI professor Cliff Lampe is interviewed by Forbes about an artificial intelligence technology that’s making videos of politicians difficult to trust. 

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