John has an MA and PhD in sociology from McMaster University, and a BA(H) from Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland. Broadly, his research and teaching interests are in social network analysis, science and public policy, computational social science, sociology of education, environmental sociology, information science, and research methods. He is interested in working with collaborators and students in any of these areas.
He is an Affiliated Researcher at the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation and a Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (Science and Health Policy Research Cluster).
John is currently conducting research on the structure and evolution of large-scale collaboration networks in science and technology, on the use of robotics in cultivating 21st Century competencies in Ontario schools, on the oil-tourism interface in North Atlantic regions, and on mobilization into environmental activism. John's research is funded by 8 research grants, including an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation in Ontario and 5 grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
In addition to publishing articles, John runs a research group called NetLab (Networks Lab) out of the KI hallway. NetLab is primarily focused on developing open source software (e.g. metaknowledge) to support networks research on science and knowledge.
John regularly teaches INTEG 120 The Art & Science of Learning, INTEG 340 Thinking Through Research Methods, and INTEG 420A/B Senior Research Project. He has previously taught courses in the sociology of science, science and public policy, data visualization, creativity and innovation, and computational social science.
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