Melissa Mazmanian, PhD
I am an Associate Professor in Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Sciences and Associate Professor in Organization and Management in the Paul Merage School of Management (joint) at University of California, Irvine.
Vice-Chair for Graduate Affairs
ICS graduate students, if you need information on our graduate curriculum, please check out this website. If you need my signature or would like to talk in person, my office hours are Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Please make an appointment with me by email or drop by my office during these times.
My interests revolve around the experience of communication technologies as used in-practice within organizational and personal contexts, specifically in relation to identity projection and the nature of time in the digital age. I have conducted a variety of ethnographic and qualitative research projects on the individual experience and social dynamics that emerge when people adapt to using wireless modes of communication and have a series of publications on these topics.
My Academic Background
I earned my PhD in Organization Studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2009 where I worked with Wanda Orlikowski and JoAnne Yates. I received my MSI in Information Economics, Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2002. I also completed a BA in 1997 in English Literature and Creative Writing at Colorado College.
I am looking forward to meeting the new cohort of professional MS students in our innovative low-residency Master of HCI and Design: http://mhcid.ics.uci.edu
I am honored to accept a position as Senior Editor for the premiere management journal, Organization Science
Christine Beckman and I are happy to see our most recent Organization Science article, “Making” Your Numbers: Engendering Organizational Control Through a Ritual of Quantification, in print
Congratulations Simone Lanette for your successful Doctoral Defense:
Title: The Mere Presence of Mobile Phones During Parent-Teen Interactions.
Committee: Melissa Mazmanian (Chair), Gillian Hayes, and Candice Odgers
Now go do amazing things!
Great news. Gillian Hayes and myself have just received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the impact of mobile phones on perceived closeness and quality of social interactions among parents and teens with doctoral student Simone Lanette
Katie Pine and I are enjoying seeing our most recent Academy of Management Journal article, Artful and Contorted Coordinating: The Ramifications of Imposing Formal Logics of Task Jurisdiction on Situated Practice" in print