About

web_site_photoAnn Zimmerman Consulting was founded in 2012 by Dr. Ann Zimmerman. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan’s School of Information prior to starting her own company. Before obtaining her doctorate, Ann worked with fisheries scientists, wildlife biologists, and other environmental researchers during a career as an information manager at two federal scientific research centers.

Ann’s main research interests are scientific collaboration, including interdisciplinary research, and the influence of new technologies on the practice and organization of science and the production of scientific knowledge. She has published on these topics and received funding from the National Science Foundation to support her work. Ann has also served on numerous NSF peer review panels.

Ann’s interests have always been driven by the challenges and opportunities that scientists face. In recognition of this, she has been invited by scientists to consult on and participate in several initiatives. She recently served as a part of the Task Force for Envisioning the Future of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Office.  Ann was also a member of the National Ecological Observatory Network Design Consortium and chaired the Governance Working Group as part of the planning process for the LTER. More about Ann’s background, expertise, and accomplishments can be found on her CV. Information on current and past consulting projects is available here.

Ann earned a PhD in Information from the University of Michigan; an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa; and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association, the Michigan Association for Evaluation, and the Society for Social Studies of Science.

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