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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


Social media's impact and path to improvement with Cliff Lampe and Nikki Sunstrum
Social media's impact and path to improvement

Cliff Lampe, professor of information at UMSI, joins U-M director of social media and public engagement Nikki Sunstrum to discuss social media, online behavior, and digital citizenship. 

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Cliff Lampe
Lampe a featured expert in U-M teach-out on extremism and conspiracy theorists

Professor Cliff Lampe is a featured expert in the University of Michigan's Understanding and Addressing Extremism Teach-Out.

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