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Andrea Wiggins

PhD Candidate, Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Andrea Wiggins

Andrea Wiggins is a PhD Candidate in Information Science and Technology at Syracuse University, where she studies sociotechnical systems for large-scale participation. Her broader research interests include data-intensive science, distributed collaboration, and social computing. Her dissertation research focuses on the role of technologies in organizing and supporting public participation in scientific research in a comparative case study of citizen science projects in the environmental sciences. Recent related work has involved developing a typology of PPSR projects and a demographic survey of citizen science projects. Andrea is an interdisciplinary social scientist, with a BA in Mathematics from Alma College and an MS in Information from the University of Michigan. She also has professional experience in the areas of nonprofit management and IT services.