About the Center

CSMR Leadership

Paul Resnick, Michael D Cohen Collegiate Professor of Information at the University of Michigan School of Information, founded the Center for Social Media Responsibility. Resnick is also Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs at UMSI. He is currently serving as acting executive director. 

Garlin Gilchrist II is the executive director of the Center for Social Media Responsibility. He most recently served as Director of Innovation & Emerging Technology for the city government in his hometown, Detroit. He is currently on unpaid personal leave from the center. 

Aviv Ovadya, chief technologist for the Center for Social Media Responsibility, is a misinformation engineering and design consultant who predicted the 2016 fake news crisis. 

Thomas Finholt, executive sponsor for the Center for Social Media Responsibility, is Dean of the University of Michigan School of Information. 

Visit the CSMR Leadership page to learn more about these outstanding individuals and their passion for social media responsibility. Please contact us at csmr-info@umich.edu if you have any questions.

Garlin Gilchrist II, Executive Director of the Center for Social Media Responsibility, shares his thoughts on the role of the institution to facilitate dialogue between all platforms and purveyors of social media.

Our researchers partner with collaborators from around the world. A few industry partners are Adobe, Google, and Intel. Foundations sponsoring UMSI research include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, California Health Care Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To learn more about these projects, visit the Research Partners page