Joining UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted an offer to join the faculty of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


As of August 18, 2008, I will be an Assistant Professor at SOIS, with teaching responsibilities focusing on its undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Information Resources, and my research will be aligned with the Information Policy concentration of its new Ph.D. in Information Studies. I also will be affiliated with the Center for Information Policy Research.

On a personal note, it is hard for me to express/contain my excitement about joining SOIS. Here are just a few of the reasons for my euphoria:

I have been lucky throughout my (young) academic career to have benefited from associations with amazing faculty, colleagues, and friends at the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU (especially Helen Nissenbaum), and more recently at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. I honestly can’t think of a better place to continue my academic adventures than at SOIS.

(ps – for those who want a taste of the kind of work SOIS/CIPR is committed to, check out its upcoming conference: Thinking Critically: Alternative Perspectives and Methods in Information Studies. Hope to see you there!)


  1. Michael – Congrats on the great news! This looks like a great fit and wonderful next step for you. Wishing you all the best!

  2. ROCK ON!

    wow, sounds like a wonderful match. here’s to you growing in your new environment and to your new environment growing as a result of your contributions. congratulations to you and yours for an exciting new stage of life and work.

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