The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes scholar Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi who will join the School's faculty as assistant professor on July 1, 2013.
“We are excited to welcome Mahammad to our faculty,” said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor. “He will bring a fresh perspective to the area of social technologies and how informal knowledge sharing across various media are impacting knowledge management in organizations."
Jarrahi comes to SILS from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies where he received his Ph.D. His dissertation was titled, “Social Technologies and Informal Knowledge Sharing Within and Across Organizations.” He received a BSc in Public Administration from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the London School of Economics.
His master thesis conducted a structurational analysis of how course management systems are used in practice. Largely influenced by the sociotechnical tradition, his research focuses on organizational and social changes induced by information and communication technologies. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the interplay between different social technologies and informal knowledge practices within and across organizations. Over the past few years, he studied the ways in which informal networks serve as conduits of knowledge, facilitating technological innovations.
Jarrahi will teach courses in "Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness."