Starr Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor emerita of information systems, is a recognized authority on computer-mediated communication and learning networks, as well as social impacts of pervasive information technology. She has taught at NJIT since 1985.
Hiltz is involved with the New Jersey Center for Pervasive Information Technology, a collaborative effort of Princeton University, NJIT and Rutgers University. With a Research and Development Excellence grant from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, the center focuses on the design of the pervasive information systems to allow people to work with information anywhere, any time. These computer systems are small and are located on your person or in one’s environment. She also is directing the WebCenter for Learning Networks’ Effectiveness Research (www.ALNResearch.org) with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and carrying out research on aging and information technology.
Hiltz was recently selected by the University Carlos III of Madrid as the holder of a Chair of Excellence for the 2010-2011 academic year. She will be working on human-computer interaction research related to Emergency Response Information Systems.
Her seventh book, Learning Together Online: Research on Asynchronous Learning Networks, co-edited with Professor Ricki Goldman of NJIT, was published by Erlbaum in the fall of 2004.
Hiltz received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Vassar College and her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Columbia University.
Last update: August 30, 2010
Topics: information systems, computer-mediated communication, learning networks, human-computer interaction, online learning, pervasive information systems, emergency response information systems