The overriding objective of my research is to link the area of information systems engineering with theories of human behavior coming from fields such as linguistics, psychology, and sociology. This linkage is bi-directional. First, understanding of human behavior could help guide the design of information technologies (IT). Second, an understanding of IT’s capabilities, could guide novel organizational forms and processes. My past and current research projects are motivated by these two perspectives for linking systems engineering with human behavior theory. My research interests are in the areas of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) and knowledge management.