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University of Michigan School of Information

Lionel Robert

Lionel Robert

Professor of Information and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/764-5296


Areas of interest

In the past, my research focused on teamwork with technology. However, as my interests have broadened a more accurate description would be to say that I now focus on the collaboration through and with technology.

The specific areas are listed below:

1) Online Collaboration
Virtual Teams
Technology Mediated Teams

2) Human Robot Collaboration
Teamwork with Robots
Human Autonomous Vehicle Interaction

3) Sharing Economy
Coordination and Cooperation through Digital Platforms
Trust in Digital Platforms

For a complete list of all my publications see:

I am currently accepting doctoral students in each of those areas.

For more information see:

Recently accepted papers:

Honors and awards

Carnegie Junior Faculty Development Fellowship

BAT Ph.D. Fellowship

KMPG Peat Marwick Ph.D. Foundation Fellowship

3 New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment 2006-2008

3 Best Paper, Honorable Mention/Nomination Awards


B.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

M.S., Clemson University

M.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

M.B., Indiana University, Bloomington

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington


Lionel Robert
Lionel Robert appointed to new associate deanship at UMSI

As associate dean for faculty development and faculty affairs, Professor Robert will work on the school’s review, promotion and tenure process, assist with faculty mentoring, support the advancement of a diverse faculty and help to promote a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment at the School of Information.

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Thomas Finholt fist bumps a student during the graduation ceremony.
Outgoing Dean Thomas Finholt reflects on the growth and future of the School of Information

Outgoing Dean Thomas Finholt reflects on the progress — and the future — of the School of Information.

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