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University of Michigan School of Information

Cliff Lampe

Clifford 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


Cliff Lampe
‘Cheap fake’ video making the rounds today likely won’t be the last

UMSI's Professor Clifford Lampe explains cheap fakes and the difficulty in getting social media platforms to police them.

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Lampe and Adar ACM Award
Professors Lampe and Adar named ACM Distinguished Members

Two UMSI faculty have been honored with one of the highest recognitions in the field of computing.

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