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Interim Dean
411A Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub
State College, PA 16801
(814) 863-3528
Additional Title(s)
Interim Dean
Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000

Dr. Andrea H. Tapia is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology within the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Tapia is a scholar of Crisis Informatics, the study of information discovery, needs, use and sharing in disaster or crisis settings. Dr. Tapia seeks to develop information and communication technology solutions that promote better decision-making across all responders.  Dr. Tapia’s most recent work focuses on making data generated by individuals or social networks via mobile information technologies useful to decision-makers within large institutions. 

Research Keywords
Crisis Informatics
Social Data Analytics
Social Theories and Methods of Information