Skip to main content

University of Michigan School of Information

Cliff Lampe

Cliff Lampe

Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 517/515-2494
Office: School of Information/4417 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes 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


Alumni Snapshot: Priya Kumar. Master of Science in Information, 2014. Assistant professor at Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology
Finding your ‘square hole home:’ Priya Kumar on following your gut and forging your own path

UMSI alum Priya Kumar is currently an assistant professor at Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology. Here, she talks about why she chose UMSI and her favorite classes. 

More Info
"CHI General Chair, Cliff Lampe, Professor of Information, U-M School of Information." CHI22 logo with mardi gras mask, headshot of Cliff Lampe.
Human-computer interaction expert Cliff Lampe is the General Chair of international CHI22 Conference

Cliff Lampe is the General Chair of the international 2022 CHI conference. This leadership role follows Lampe’s professional dedication to combine top quality research with community engagement

More Info