Andrea Forte

Andrea Forte

Associate Professor and PhD Program Director
Information Science

Andrea Forte

Associate Professor and PhD Program Director
Information Science

Biography

Andrea’s research is multidisciplinary and focuses mainly on social computing issues. Her work examines the ways that people interact to create things and learn in socio-technical systems like Wikipedia, online learning environments, family history sites, and social network sites. Some of her research involves designing and building new environments while other work focuses on understanding existing systems and practices.

Research Areas

  • Human-Centered Computing

Research Interests

Social computing, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning, information literacy

Academic Distinctions

  • PhD, Human-Centered Computing
    • Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing
    • Areas: Social Computing; Learning Sciences and Technology
    • Committee: Amy Bruckman, Chair Beki Grinter, Mark Guzdial, Janet Kolodner, (Georgia Institute of Technology); Jonathan Grudin (Microsoft Research)
  • MLIS, Library and Information Science
    • University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (now School of Information)
  • BA, Foreign Language and Literature (German), Philosophy
    • Western Michigan University
  • CV