Susan Winter

Dr. Susan Winter

Susan Winter

Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information
Patuxent Building, Room 1109-B
(301) 405-4989
(301) 314-9145

Dr. Susan Winter is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland. Dr. Winter joined the iSchool in 2014, after serving as 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.   Dr. Winter has published over 70 refereed articles in journals, conference proceedings, and edited books. She has received 11 competitive grants and serves as an adviser to government agencies. Dr. Winter also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the ACM Viewpoints (Ethics), Information and Organization, and the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science (Associate Editor for Computer, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences). She is frequently a program committee member for CSCW, Group, and ICIS. Dr. Winter is the co-director of Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information.


Dr. Winter is involved in research and teaching in information, technologies, and organizational forms. She is currently studying the social, organizational, and institutional challenges of data reuse and collaboration among residents, information workers and scientists acting within highly constrained sociotechnical systems.

Current Research Interests

  • Scientific data work and new forms of cooperative production
  • Living in smart and connected communities
  • Information and communications technologies and new forms of work
  • Ethics and emerging technologies


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration/Information Systems, University of Arizona
  • M.A. in Organizational Psychology, The Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of California at Berkeley


  • Fellow, Advance Program for Inclusive Excellence Leadership 2016- 2017.
  • Best Publication of 2014, The Association for Information Systems for Winter, S., Berente, N., Butler, B., & Howison, J. (2014) Beyond the organizational 'container': Conceptualizing 21st century sociotechnical work, 24(4).
  • Best Published Paper in Information and Organization for Winter, S., Berente, N., Butler, B., & Howison, J. (2014) Beyond the organizational 'container': Conceptualizing 21st century sociotechnical work, 24(4).
  • National Science Foundation Director’s Award for Collaborative Integration, 2011.
  • Best Paper in Decision Support, Knowledge and Data Management Systems Track, The 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) Toronto for Niu, Y., Stylianou, A.C., & Winter, S.J. Blowing the whistle on unethical information technology practices: The role of Machiavellianism, gender and computer literacy, 2008.
  • Best Paper in Information Systems Award (OCIS division) Academy of Management meeting, New Orleans. Accepting unethical information practices: The interactive effects of individual and situational factors, 2004.
  • Award in Appreciation for Service to the Belk College of Business Administration, UNCC, 2000
  • Best Paper Award at the Fourteenth International Conference on Information Systems, Orlando. The symbolic potential of computer technology: Differences among white-collar workers, 1993.
  • Best Paper in Information Systems Award (OCIS division) Academy of Management meeting, Las Vegas. Attitudes Toward Computers: When Do They Predict Computer Use?, 1992.


CHS: Small: Collaborative Research: Making Information Deserts Visible: Computational Models, Disparities in Civic Technology Use, and Urban Decision Making

Principal Investigator: Susan Winter

This research will develop a foundational tool for understanding how civic technologies are used and how information inequalities manifest in a city. User data from new civic technologies that reveal inequalities in the information environments of citizens has only recently become available.

Library Knowledge Extensions (KNEXT): Data Analytics to Support Innovation Communities

Principal Investigator: Susan Winter, Andrew Fellows

KNEXT is a three-year collaborative project between Kent State University (KSU-SLIS) and the University of Maryland (UMD-CIS), which partners with local public libraries, small business development centers, economic development organizations, and community advocacy groups to bring advanced data a

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.

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

Associated Research Centers:
Principal Investigator: Katie Shilton
Investigator: Susan Winter

Adam Porter, Elizabeth Blake, Alexander Robert Jonas, Audrey Tetteh, Devin Ellis, Jonathan Wilkenfeld