Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Ph.D., Human-Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
M.S., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
B.S., Computer Science with Honors, Purdue University, 2004
Erika Poole is an assistant professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University. Her research in human-computer interaction (HCI) focuses on the ways in which groups collaborate to use, maintain, and make sense of computing technologies; in particular, she researches what it takes for technology deployments to be successfully adopted in real-world settings. Areas of study have included home technology maintenance practices, public understandings of emerging technologies, workplace adoption of collaboration software, and collaborative gaming technologies for improving health and wellness. Her ongoing research interests include group collaboration, technologies that leverage social support for long-term behavior change, technologies for wellness, HCI research methods, and public policy as it relates to computing.