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