Kirstin C. Phelps

Kirstin C Phelps

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

Research focus

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.