Rutgers SCI


Collaborative for Knowledge, Innovation, and Design


SC&I Members

Dr. Mark Aakhus

Mark Aakhus

Mark Aakhus investigates the relationship between communication and design, especially the uses of technological and organizational design to augment human interaction and reasoning for decision-making and conflict-management. Using multiple-methods from discourse analysis and computational social science he examines language, argumentation, and social interaction in professional practice, organizational processes, and information infrastructures.





Dr. Ingrid Erickson

Ingrid Erickson







Dr. John Pavlik

John Pavlik

John V. Pavlik is professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. His most recent book is Converging Media, co-authored with Shawn McIntosh, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. Other books include Media in the Digital Age, published in 2008 by Columbia University Press, Journalism and New Media, published in 2001 by Columbia University Press, and New Media Technology: Cultural and Commercial Perspectives, 2nd edition published in 1998 by Allyn & Bacon. Pavlik has also authored more than a dozen computer software packages for education in journalism and communication. Pavlik is co-developer of the Situated Documentary, a new form of storytelling using augmented reality.




Dr. Lisa Mikesell

Lisa Mikesell

Lisa Mikesell is an assistant professor in the department of Communication. Her scholarship consists of three intertwining threads addressing patient engagement in real world contexts: the situated communication practices of patients, clinical work practices and clinical reasoning in patient-centered shared decision making, the societal need for patient participation. Her research informs best practices, intervention development and implementation, especially in health services.



Dr. Ross Todd

Ross ToddRoss Todd is associate professor in the department of Library and Information Science. He is Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), at Rutgers University. His primary teaching and research interests focus on adolescent information seeking and use, with emphasis on: understanding how children learn and build new knowledge from information; how school librarians and classroom teachers can more effectively empower student learning; and how the development of information and critical literacies through guided inquiry and constructivist learning approaches lead to deep knowledge and deep understanding.




Dr. Nina Wacholder

Nina WacholderNina Wacholder is an associate professor in the department of Library and Information Science. She has a PhD from CUNY Graduate Center, an MS from Columbia University, and a BA from Oberlin College. Her work focuses on the intersection of information science, computer science, and linguistics.









Dr. Jennifer Gibbs

gibbsJennifer Gibbs is an assistant professor in the department of Communication. She has a PhD from the University of Southern California, an MA from the University of Southern California, and a BA from Pomona College. Her work focuses on how people collaborate, present themselves and form impressions of others in virtual contexts like global teams, online dating, and other social media.







Dr. Claire McInerney

Claire McInnerneyClaire McInerney is an associate professor and department chair of the Library and Information Science department and the director of the Knowledge Institute. Her PhD in Information Science is from the State University of New York/Albany. Her work focuses on knowledge management in organizations, gender and technology, community informatics, libraries and community development, and websites as communication and information tools.






Dr. Xiaomu Zhou

Xiaomu Zhou