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Emilee Rader

Associate Professor and AT&T Scholar @ Michigan State University

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About Me

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Mailing address:
404 Wilson Road, Room 420
Communication Arts and Sciences
East Lansing, MI 48824


The Behavior, Information and Technology Lab (BITLab).

I earned my PhD at the University of Michigan’s School of Information in 2009. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and took some programming courses on the side. That experience led to my interest in human-computer interaction, and I also learned some skills that have proven to be incredibly useful for pretty much everything I have done professionally since then.

In 1999 I received a professional master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute, which led to my first-ever conference publication and a trip to CHI 2000 in the Netherlands to present the paper. In between the HCII and going back to graduate school for the PhD at Michigan, I spent five years working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Motorola Labs, designing and evaluating next generation applications for mobile technologies.

From 2009-2011 I worked at Northwestern University, first as a postdoc funded by a Computing Innovation fellowship awarded to me by the Computing Research association and the NSF, and then as a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies. I started my current position as Assistant Professor and AT&T Scholar in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2011.

Photos on this site:
People often ask me about the header photos. I shot most of them with a Sony DSC-RX100 or my iPhone camera, and cropped them for the website. Reload the page if you want to see more; the site chooses a different random photo with every page view.