James Howison

FORCE11 Member since July 8, 2015
  • Organization/Institution: University of Texas at Austin
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5702-149X
  • Twitter: jameshowison
  • Skype: jameshowison


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James Howison is an Assistant Professor in the Information School of the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been since August 2011 and is part of the Information Work Research Group. Prior to UT James was a post-doctoral associate at the Institute for Software Research at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, working with Jim Herbsleb. James received his PhD in 2009 and a B. Economics (social sciences) from the University of Sydney. James studies people at work building technologies, particularly free and open source software and, more recently, scientific software development and use, seeking to develop socio-technical insights to guide theory and action. He has published in venues like MIS Quarterly, Information and Organization, ACM CSCW, and JASIST. His research has been supported by the NSF, most recently with an NSF CAREER grant to study transitions from grant-funding to open source style peer production.