Marshall Scott Poole, David L. Swanson Professor Emeritus of Communication, has been elected a 2023 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Poole was one of seven University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors elected. They are among the 502 scientists, engineers, and innovators recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements by the world’s largest general scientific society. 

Poole's 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 that investigates communication and behavior in massive multiplayer online games. AAAS selected him “for distinguished contributions to the science of group and organizational communication, especially studies of how organizational structure and diversity affect innovation and productivity.”


Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published by the Illinois News Bureau. For the full list of honorees, please visit the News Bureau website.


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