Brian Butler
University of Maryland, iSchool
USA

Brian S. Butler is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies and Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His current work with online communities and social computing focuses on modeling the dynamic interplay between technology and organizing processes. His work with virtual organizations and social networking has been supported by NSF, NIH, and Microsoft. Current projects include studies of policy formation and application in Wikipedia, technology use in local food systems, and the design of social networking systems for supporting health science research and healthcare provision.