Prof. Caroline Haythornthwaite

Professor Emerita , Syracuse University , and UIUC /USA

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Professor Emerita and Director of the School of Library

Caroline Haythornthwaite is Professor Emerita, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, and the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She has held academic and administrative positions as Professor and Director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia (2010-2016), and Professor at UIUC (1996-2010) and Syracuse University (2016-2021). She has an international reputation in research on e-learning, virtual community, and distributed knowledge from a social network analytic perspective, and the impact of social media and the Internet on work, learning and social interaction. She is a founding member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (,

an international organization focused on exploring the role and impact of analytics in support of teaching, learning and academic achievement. Research has been supported through major funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.