Susan Winter

Dr. Susan Winter, Lecturer

Susan Winter

Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information
Patuxent 1109B
(301) 314-9145

PhD, University of Arizona

Office: 1109B, Patuxent Building

Research Interests:

My research focuses on the social and organizational challenges of data reuse and large-scale collaboration among scientists acting within highly institutionalized sociotechnical systems.  I was  previously a Science Advisor in the Directorate for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences, a Program Director, and Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation supporting distributed, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration for complex data-driven and computational science.   I received my PhD from the University of Arizona, my MA from the Claremont Graduate University, and my BA from the University of California, Berkeley.  

Selected Publications

Winter, S., Berente, N., Butler, B. and Howison, J. (2014) Beyond the Organizational 'Container': Conceptualizing 21st Century Sociotechnical Work. Information and Organization, 24(4)

Winter S. and Butler, B. (2011) Creating Bigger Problems: Grand Challenges as Boundary Objects and the Legitimacy of the Information Systems Field, Journal of Information Technology, 26(2), 99-108.

Winter, S.J. and Taylor, S.L. (1996) The Role of IT in the Transformation of Work: A Comparison of Post-Industrial, Industrial, and Proto-Industrial Organization, Information Systems Research, 7(1), 5-21.

Recent Teaching

INST 627: Data Analytics for Information Professionals

INST 701: Introduction to Research Methods





Fostering New Collaborations in Open Online Community Data Research: Prototyping an Open Collaboration Data Factory

Principal Investigator: Susan Winter
Investigator: Katie Shilton

Open online communities (OOC) have emerged as significant drivers of innovation, economic activity, and social well-being. But, principles and prototypes for sharing data and detailed methodological approaches have not yet been developed for the study of OOCs.

Data Analytics to Support Innovation Communities

Principal Investigator: Susan Winter
Investigator: Andrew Fellows

Dr. Susan Winter and Andrew Fellows will lead the effort to bring advanced data analytics and business intelligence services to public libraries in Prince George’s County.

Data Analytics for Community Decision-Making

Principal Investigator: Susan Winter
Investigator: Andrew Fellows

The project aims to find out how local communities can benefit from the advances in big data and data analytic technologies and how such technologies can create an innovation-supporting environment to stimulate economic growth in recovering communities.

Finding Practices that Cultivate Ethical Computing in Mobile and Wearable Application Research & Development

Associated Research Centers:
Principal Investigator: Katie Shilton Adam A. Porter & Elizabeth Lynn Blake & Jonathan Wilkenfeld & Alexander Robert Jonas & Audrey R Tetteh & Devin Hayes Ellis
Investigator: Susan Winter
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