Kirstin C. Phelps

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Advisor: 

Areas of Research: 

My research interests focus on interactions and behaviors in online environments. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the leadership processes and practices in online spaces by exploring what environmental structures help or hinder the leadership process, the differences or similarities to online leadership practices as compared to real life practices, and general information behavior in groups.

Field Exam Area: 

Organizational Informatics

Dissertation: 

Collective Leadership and Information Behavior: A Case-Based Inquiry into Community Digital Literacy Initiatives

Education: 

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA (in progress)
MS, Agricultural Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
BS, Agricultural Communication, Advertising, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Related Topics

Community Informatics, Information Practices and Behaviors, Social and Information Networks, Social Informatics