Michelle M. Kazmer is a Professor in the School of Information within the College of Communication & Information at Florida State University. She also holds a courtesy faculty appointment at the Florida State University College of Medicine in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. Her Ph.D. is from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her MLS is from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. She has worked as a rare book cataloger, as an academic engineering librarian, and as a technical information specialist for an American automotive manufacturer. Her research focuses on distributed knowledge, and she explores and theorizes distributed knowledge processes. Her work is collaborative and multidisciplinary and prioritizes working with graduate students. Her research in distributed knowledge has three primary, inter-related directions: studies of science and scientists; studies of collaborative e-learning; and studies of health knowledge creation and sharing.