GS3 Speakers

Dr Susan Winter


Lecturer and Assistant Program Director, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, USA.

Susan J. Winter, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of the Masters of Information Management Program at the University of Maryland’s School of Information Studies. She was previously a Science Advisor in the Directorate for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation supporting distributed, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and has been responsible for programs funding research on virtual organizations as sociotechnical systems, cyber-enabled discovery and innovation, cyberinfrastructure education, and enabling resources for complex data-driven and computational science including high performance computers, large-scale databases, and advanced software tools. Her research on the impact of information and communications technology on the organization of work has appeared in top journals; she has extensive international managerial and consulting experience, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology, Information and Organization, and Group and Organization Management. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Winter spoke at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA) on the effectiveness of collaborative research in science teams, research centers, and institutes in the context of team science, a new interdisciplinary field that empirically examines the processes by which large and small scientific teams, research centers, and institutes organize, communicate, and conduct research. It is concerned with understanding and managing circumstances that facilitate or hinder the effectiveness of collaborative research, including translational research.