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Urbana IL 61801
Group communication; Communication and collaboration; Organizational communication; Communication, change and innovation; Communication technologies; Information systems; Communication theory and theory construction; Research methodology.
Marshall Scott Poole is the David L. Swanson Professor of Communication, Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and Director of I-CHASS: The Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of Illinois. He is also a CCSS Fellow in the Organization Science Program at Vrije University in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His research interests include group and organizational communication, information and communication technologies, collaboration, organizational change and innovation, and theory construction. One of Scott’s current research projects is the Virtual Worlds Exploratorium Project, a multi-university collaboration which investigates communication and behavior in massive multiplayer online games (MMOGs). Specific research within this project includes studies of team effectiveness, mentoring and learning and trust in MMOGs. Another of Scott’s current research projects focuses on coordination of multi-team systems in emergency response organizations and on how communication and information technologies promote or inhibit effective response.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Professor, Information Trust Institute
Venkatesh, V., Sykes, T. A., Aljafari, R., & Poole, M. S. (2021). The future is now: calling for a focus on temporal issues in information system research. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 121(1), 30-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-08-2020-0506
Pilny, A., Dobosh, M., Yahja, A., Poole, M. S., Campbell, A., Ruge-Jones, L., & Proulx, J. (2020). Team coordination in uncertain environments: The role of processual communication networks. Human Communication Research, 46(4), 385-411. https://doi.org/10.1093/hcr/hqz020
Wilson, S. R., Barley, W. C., Ruge-Jones, L., & Poole, M. S. (Accepted/In press). Tacking Amid Tensions: Using Oscillation to Enable Creativity in Diverse Teams. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021886320960245
Ahmed, I., Poole, M. S., & Pilny, A. (2019). Stability of membership and persistence in teams: Impacts on performance. Group Dynamics, 23(3-4), 156-169. https://doi.org/10.1037/gdn0000109
Barley, W., & Poole, M. S. (2019). Networks and technology. In Movements in Organizational Communication Research: Current Issues and Future Directions (pp. 233-252). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203730089-13