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CIPR Director: Michael Zimmer, Ph.D.

Michael ZimmerMichael Zimmer, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and director of the Center for Information Policy Research. With a background in new media and Internet studies, the philosophy of technology, and information policy, Zimmer studies the ethical dimensions of new media and information technologies, with particular interest in Internet privacy, social media, internet research ethics, and pragmatic engagements in values-in-design.

Zimmer received his PhD in 2007 from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. He was a Student Fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law from 2004-2007, and was the Microsoft Resident Fellow at theInformation Society Project at Yale Law School for 2007-2008. Zimmer joined UW-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies in 2008.

Zimmer serves on numerous advisory boards, including UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies, the Washington, D.C.-based Future of Privacy Forum think tank, and the NSF-sponsored Values-in-Design Council. He has participated in various public interest activities, and provided expert advice and consultation for projects at the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, Google, and Microsoft.

Research Assistants:

Zuckerberg Files student assistantsCurrent assistants on CIPR-related projects include:

  • Sam Goerke
  • Jeremy Mauger

Past assistants have included:

  • David Bloom
  • Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Anna Jeffries
  • Nicholas Proferes