Adam Rusch

Adam Rusch

Teaching Assistant Professor

Room 218, 501 E. Daniel St.

Research focus

Intersections of technology, information, and society; identity systems; online communities; community collaboration; decentralized technologies; decentralized governance; decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)


Adam Rusch is a teaching assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is also a disruption and innovation scholar in the disruption and innovation unit of Gies College of Business. His research and teaching focus on the ways that people use information and communications technology to organize into groups and communities that build new products and knowledge artifacts. His past experience includes consulting in the education technology field and building custom learning management systems.

Before joining the faculty full time, Rusch taught for the iSchool as an adjunct and worked as an eLearning Specialist for the College of Education, where he administered the learning management system and consulted with instructors on available online tools.  Rusch holds a PhD in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership; MS in Library & Information Science; and MA in Communication all from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University, where he graduated from the Brian Lamb School of Communication.

Office hours

By appointment

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