Dr. Cliff Lampe is a professor in the University of Michigan School of Information. He is interested in how groups use social media and online communities to accomplish their goals. He studies how groups can engage in a variety of collective action activities using information and communication technologies. Most recently, he has studied the design, uses, and effects of use of such sites as Facebook and Wikipedia. One of Dr. Lampe’s core values is combining top quality research with community engagement. Previously, he spent six years as an assistant professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Dr. holds degrees from Kalamazoo College (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D.).