Stefanie is assistant professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies, where she teaches research methods and evaluation, social network analysis and knowledge organization. Her research focuses on scholarly communication, bibliometrics, altmetrics and open science and analyzes the role of social media in academia.
Stefanie co-direct the #ScholCommLab, a research group that analyzes all aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, together with Juan Pablo Alperin at Simon Frasier University in Vancouver, Canada. She is also an associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST) and an affiliated researcher of the Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication, Université de Montréal and the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST), Université du Québec à Montréal.
Stefanie holds a Master’s degree in history, American linguistics and literature and information science and a PhD in information science from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany and completed postdoctoral work at École de bibliométrie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) at Université de Montréal. She has worked as a research analyst at Science-Metrix, Canada and Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.