University at Buffalo

Samuel Dodson (he/him/his)

Samuel Dodson

Assistant Professor

INFORMATION SCIENCE


Specialty/Research Focus

Genre Studies; Information Practice; Science & Technology Studies; STEM Education

Contact Information
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
524 Baldy Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260–1000
Phone: 716-645-1488
smdodson@buffalo.edu

Personal website



Professional Summary:

For more information about my research and teaching, please visit my website.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of British Columbia, Library, Archival and Information Studies (2021)
  • MLIS, University of British Columbia, Library and Information Studies (2016)
  • BA, Lewis & Clark College, Computer Science and Psychology (2013)
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Dodson, S., Sinnamon, L., & Kopak, R. (2024). Mapping the relationship between genres and tasks: A study of undergraduate engineers. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24897
  • Seo, K., Yoo, M., Dodson, S., & Jin, S.-H. (2024). Augmented teachers: K–12 teachers’ needs for artificial intelligence’s complementary role in personalized learning. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15391523.2024.2330525
  • Chopra, A., Mo, M., Dodson, S., Beschastnikh, I., Fels, S., & Yoon, D. (2021). “@alex, this fixes #9”: Analysis of referencing patterns in pull request discussions. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW2), 385:1–25. https://doi.org/10.1145/3479529
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Dodson, S. (2023). Building expertise with technical information in support of computational literacies: A research project with MLIS students and instructors. Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference. https://doi.org/10.21900/j.alise.2023.1375;
  • Dodson, S. (2023). Tracing information use over time: A comparative study of undergraduate engineers. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 60(1), 938–940. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.904;
  • Dodson, S., Sinnamon, L., & Kopak, R. (2023). Spontaneous learning environments: Manipulating readability and cohesion in support of searching as learning. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 60(1), 570–575. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.817;
  • Dodson, S. (2022), A survey of undergraduate engineering students’ personal information management practices. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59(1), 669–671. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.685;
  • Srinivasa, R. J., Dodson, S., Seo, K., Yoon, D., & Fels, S. (2021). NoteLink: A point-and-shoot based linking interface between student notebooks and instructional videos. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 140–149. https://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/JCDL52503.2021.00026;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Development of AI Analytics-Generation-Coaching Copilot Technology for Augmented Teachers’ Competency-Customized Education; Federal; South Korean Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation; Awarded; (07/01/2023-12/31/2025)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Program Committee Member
    Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
    Association for Computing Machinery/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    01/01/2023-12/31/2023
  • Program Committee Member
    Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
    Association for Computing Machinery
    01/01/2021-12/31/2023

Contact Information

Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
524 Baldy Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260–1000
Phone: 716-645-1488
smdodson@buffalo.edu

Personal website