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Zachary McDowell, PhD

Assistant Professor



Building & Room:

1159 BSB


1007 W Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3187


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Zach McDowell’s research focuses on access and advocacy in digitally mediated peer production spaces. His emerging media interests run along the technological gamut including video games, to Wikipedia, data representations, ethics, education, and media manipulation. His work brings together a core thread around engaged, community-based, and transformative practices in the digital age.

Prior to joining UIC, Zach was a research fellow at the Wiki Education Foundation, studying student learning outcomes and digital literacy using Wikipedia.

Dr. McDowell is the co-founder and co-editor of the open access journal communication +1


PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Communication