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Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro

Clinical Associate Professor of Information, School of Information Email: font@umich.edu Phone: 734/647-3593
Office: School of Information/4427 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: No Michigan Makers in U. Record Michigan Makers on Flickr Kristin in Education Week Making in Michigan Libraries Project Kristin's blog

Biography

Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She teaches courses in contextual inquiry and user needs assessment; makerspace culture and tools; information literacy; and library and information science.

Areas of interest

Kristin is interested in teaching and learning in formal and informal settings. She speaks internationally on inquiry, information and digital literacy, and makerspaces. She coordinates the Michigan Makers service and action research projects in badging and makerspaces. 

Education

1991 University of Michigan

2005 Wayne State University

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News

Faculty Promotion Graphic: Sophia Brueckner, Sun Young Park, Grant Schoeneback, Vinod Vydiswaran, Kristin Fontichiaro
UMSI faculty promotions receive Board of Regents approval

Sophia Brueckner, Sun Young Park, Grant Schoenebeck and Vinod Vydiswaran will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, and Kristin Fontichiaro was promoted to Clinical Professor.

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The unintended consequence of online schooling: Loss of cultural values

Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at UMSI, explains how bringing the classroom into the home via videoconference has tested the parent-teacher-school dynamic.

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