Todd Suomela is associate director for digital pedagogy and scholarship at Bucknell University. He manages the digital scholarship and instructional technology programs for the university, including project and budget management, digital archives and preservation, and strategic planning. Bucknell University has a combined library and information technology program which fosters a close working relationship between scholarly research and technology development. The mission of the department is to encourage the integration of technology into research and teaching across the university.
Todd has worked for 15 years in the library world. He conducted research into research data management and citizen science as a PhD student at the University of Tennessee. At the University of Alberta he worked with digital humanities researchers on innovative studies of online gaming culture. He has published refereed papers on citizen science, web archives, and digital research ethics.
His strengths in strategic planning, people management, team building, and project design has helped to build sustainable digital scholarship programs at multiple institutions.
PhD in Communication and Information Science, 2014
University of Tennessee
MSI in Information Science, 2007
University of Michigan
BA in philosophy and English, 1994
I’m interested in the communication processes within citizen science projects and their framing in the larger world of scientific research.
I’m interested in all the ways data intersects with the research process across disciplines and institutions.
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