University of Michigan School of Information
D Scott TenBrink
I am interested in the role information tools play in building community and civic engagement. As the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement, I build partnerships with cities, and connect our students with them to create information tools, services, and systems that support 21st-century citizenship. I lead co-curricular opportunities like CUTgroup, National Day of Civic Hacking, and other programs with partner cities.
I’m also a lecturer, instructing project-oriented courses such as SI538: Citizen Interaction Design and SI350: UX Field Research In the Public Sector, and the BSI Capstone courses.
I can help students to build experience and apply their emerging skills to the challenges facing cities and connect them with the people who want to improve their communities. I believe that information skills are important beyond your career goals; you can apply them to improve your, neighborhood, community, and world.
I have a Master's Degree in Urban Planning and 15 years of experience collaborating with government and nonprofit organizations. I enjoy riding my bike, camping, and board games. I love traveling the world but always return to the Great Lakes state.
Areas of Interest
civic technology, community engagement
B.S. Psychology, University of Michigan, 1995
Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, 2005