Noriko  Hara

Noriko Hara

Professor of Information Science

MIS Director

Contact Information

(812) 855-1490
Luddy Hall 2116


  • Ph.D. at Indiana University, 2000

Courses Taught at SICE

  • Z513 Organizational Informatics
  • Z514 Social Aspects of Information Technology
  • Z556 Systems Analysis & Design


Noriko Hara is a professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Her research in Social Informatics emphasizes online knowledge sharing, communities of practice, and collective behaviors in mediated environments. Specifically, Noriko examines the means by which public engagement with science are enabled and/or impeded by information Technology. Her research also examines co-production of scientific knowledge in online communities, such as Wikipedia. She is the author of Communities of Practice: Fostering Peer-to-Peer Learning and Informal Knowledge Sharing in the Work Place from Springer, and a co-editor of Global Wikipedia: International and Cross-Cultural Issues in Online Collaboration from Rowman & Littlefied. Noriko received a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and was a postdoctoral research fellow in the NSF Science and Technology Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Research Areas

  • Community of Practice
  • Online Knowledge Sharing
  • Public Engagement with Science
  • Social Informatics