Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, USA

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Education

Ph.D. (Expected) Technology & Social Behavior, Northwestern University

M.S. Information Science, Cornell University

B.S. Computer Science, Ithaca College

Awards

Select Fellowships & Scholarships

Research Grants

Publication Awards

  • CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention (2015)
  • CSCW Best Paper Honorable Mention (2014)
  • CSCW Best Paper Honorable Mention (2013)

Select Academic Awards

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Smith, M.E, Hancock, J.T., Reynolds, L., and Birnholtz, J. (2014) Everyday Deception or A Few Prolific Liars? The Prevalence of Lies in Text Messaging. Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 41, 220-227.
    [ WWW | PDF ]
  • Birnholtz, J., Reynolds, L., Smith, M.E., and Hancock, J. (2013). “Everyone Has to Do It:” A Joint Action Approach to Managing Social Inattention. Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 29, Issue 6, November 2013, 2230-2238.
    [ WWW | PDF ]

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  • French, M., Smith, M. E., Birnholtz, J., and Hancock, J. T. (2015). Is This How We (All) Do It?: Butler Lies and Ambiguity Through a Broader Lens. In Proceedings of CHI ‘15: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Seoul, KR.
    [ WWW | PDF ] —Best Paper Honorable Mention
  • Litt, E., Spottswood, E., Birnholtz, J., Hancock, J., Smith, M.E., and Reynolds, L. (2014). Awkward Encounters of an “Other” Kind: Collective Self-Presentation and Face Threat on Facebook. In Proceedings of CSCW ‘14: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Baltimore, MD.
    [ WWW | PDF ] —Best Paper Honorable Mention
  • Baumer, E.P.S., Adams, P., Khovanskaya, V., Liao, T., Smith, M.E., Sosik, V.S., and Williams, K. (2013). Limiting, Leaving, and (re)Lapsing: An Exploration of Facebook Non-Use Practices and Experiences. In Proceedings of CHI ‘13: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 3257-3266. Paris, FR.
    [ WWW | PDF | Slides | Data ]
  • Reynolds, L., Smith, M.E., Birnholtz, J., and Hancock, J. (2013). Butler Lies From Both Sides: Actions and Perceptions of Unavailability Management in Texting. In Proceedings of CSCW ‘13: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 769-778. San Antonio, TX.
    [ WWW | PDF | Slides ] —Best Paper Honorable Mention
  • Smith, M.E., Nguyen, D., Lai, C., Leshed, G., and Baumer, E.P. (2012). Going to College and Staying Connected: Communication Between College Freshmen and Their Parents. In Proceedings of CSCW ‘12: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 789-798. Seattle, WA.
    [ WWW | PDF | Slides ]

Book Chapter

  • Smith, M. E. (2015). Staying Connected: Supportive Communication During the College Transition. In C. J. Bruess (Ed.), Family Communication in the Age of Digital and Social Media. Peter Lang Publishing.
    [ PDF ]

Technical Reports & Trade Articles

  • Smith, M.E. & Tang, J.C. (2015). “They’re blowing up my phone”: Group Messaging Practices Among Adolescents. Microsoft Research Technical Report. MSR-TR-2015-43.
    [ WWW | PDF ]
  • Birnholtz, J., Hancock, J., Smith, M.E., and Reynolds, L. (2012). Understanding unavailability in a world of constant connection. interactions 19, 5 (September 2012), 32-35.
    [ WWW | PDF ]

Refereed Conference Contributions

  • Smith, M. E., Ascenzi, L., Qin, Y., & Wetsman, R. (2018). Designing a Video Co-Watching Web App to Support Interpersonal Relationship Maintenance. Poster Extended Abstract in Companion Proceedings of GROUP 2018: ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork. Sanibel Island, FL.
    [ PDF | Poster ]
  • Smith, M. E. (2017). What No One Ever Told You About You About Searching for a Post-Grad School Job. Panel organized at the 2017 Tapia Conference. Atlanta, GA.
    [ WWW ]
  • Holland-Minkley, A. M., Lombardi, T. E., & Smith, M. E. (2017). Strategies for Including Soft Skills and Interdisciplinary Content in CS Education. Birds of a Feather session organized for SIGCSE ‘17: 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. 725-725. Seattle, WA.
    [ WWW ]
  • Smith, M. E. (2015). College Students’ Online and Offline Communication Practices. Presented at the Between the Lines: Reevaluating the Online/Offline Binary Workshop at CHI ‘15: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Seoul, KR.
    [ PDF | Workshop ]
  • Massimi, M., Yarosh, S., Smith, M.E., and Kaye, J. (2014). Designing Technology for Major Life Events. Workshop Extended Abstract in Companion Proceedings of CHI ‘14: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing System. Toronto, CA.
    [ WWW | PDF | Workshop ]
  • Reynolds, L., Hancock, J., French, M., Smith, M.E., and Birnholtz, J. (2014). Detecting Deception in Text Messaging: The Role of Context, Relationships, the Lie and the Liar. Paper presented at ICA ’14: International Communication Association Annual Conference. Seattle, WA.
    [ PDF ]
  • Smith, M.E. (2014). Connecting Students and Families for Support During the College Transition. Doctoral Colloquium Extended Abstract in Companion Proceedings of CSCW ‘14: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Baltimore, MD.
    [ WWW | PDF ]
  • Smith, M.E., Aljuhani, A., Birnholtz, J., Hancock, J., and Reynolds, L. (2014). Visiting the ‘Lie-brary:’ Exploring Data Engagement as Participant Incentive. Demonstration Extended Abstract in Companion Proceedings of CSCW ‘14: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Baltimore, MD.
    [ WWW | PDF ]
  • Smith, M.E., Birnholtz, J., Reynolds, L., and Hancock, J. (2013). People, Place and Time: The Daily Rhythms of Deception in Interpersonal Text Messaging. Paper presented at ICA ‘13: International Communication Association Annual Conference. London, UK.
    [ PDF | Slides ]
  • Reynolds, L., Hancock, J., Birnholtz, J., and Smith, M.E. (2013). Everyday Deception or Prolific Liars? A New Approach to the Prevalence of Deception. Paper presented at ICA ‘13: International Communication Association Annual Conference. London, UK.
    [ PDF ]
  • Smith, M.E. (2013). Parental Communication and Support During the College Transition. Presented at the Designing for Diverse Families Workshop at CHI ‘13: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing System. Paris, FR.
    [ PDF ]
  • Smith, M.E., Stansfield, S., and Dennis, C.W. (2011). Tots on bots. Video in Proceedings of HRI ‘11: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. 405-406. Lausanne, CH.
    [ WWW | PDF | Video ] —Selected for the 2011 Robot Film Festival.
  • Smith, M.E., Dennis, C., Stansfield, S., and Larin, H. (2010). Infants Control of a Robotic Mobility Device. In Proceedings of RESNA ‘10: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. Las Vegas, NV.
    [ WWW | PDF ]
  • Smith, M.E. and Voinitchi, A. (2009) Development of a Virtual Reality Computer Game to Complement Occupational Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Poster presented at the Ithaca College James J. Whalen Academic Symposium. Ithaca, NY.

Selective Professional Development Workshops

Select Work Experience

Teaching Experience

Instructor

  • User-Centered Design, Colgate University, (Fall 2016, Spring 2018)
  • Intro to Computing I, Colgate University, (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017)
  • Intro to User-Centered Design, DePaul University, (Fall 2015)
  • Growing Up Digital (Junior Research Seminar), Northwestern University, (Spring 2015)

Guest Lecturer

  • User-Centered Design, Communication & Technology, Cornell University (Summer 2012)
  • HCI Research, User Interface Design & Development, Ithaca College (Fall 2011)

Teaching Assistant

  • Intermediate Design & Programming for the Web, Cornell University, Prof. Dan Cosley (Spring 2011)
  • Principles of Computer Science II, Ithaca College, Prof. John Barr (Spring 2010)
  • Principles of Computer Science II, Ithaca College, Prof. Sharon Stansfield (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
  • Differential Equations, Ithaca College, Prof. Steve Hilbert (Spring 2010)
  • Linear Algebra, Ithaca College, Prof. Steve Hilbert (Fall 2009)

Students Supervised

  • Yasoob Khalid ‘21, Colgate University (Fall 2017 – Present)
  • Yingsi Qin ‘20, Colgate University (Summer 2018 – Present)
  • Leo Ascenzi ‘20, Colgate University (Summer 2017 – Present)
  • Ryan Wetsman ‘19, Colgate University (Summer 2017)
  • Bria Vicenti ‘17, Colgate University (Honors Thesis)

Training

Service & Outreach

Reviewing

  • CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (2013–2018)
  • CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2013–2018)
  • iConference (2017)
  • MUM: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (2015)
  • New Media & Society (2014)
  • Convergence (2014)
  • ICA: International Communication Association Annual Conference (2013–2014)
  • InfoSocial: Northwestern University Graduate Student Conference (2013)

Conference Organizing & Volunteering

  • ACM SIGCHI: Operations Team (2016–Present); Conference Management Committee (2015–2016)
  • Student Volunteer, CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (2012–2016)
  • Student Volunteer, CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2011–2015)
  • Registration Chair, GWIS: Gradate Women in Science National Symposium (2011)

Institutional & Departmental Service

Outreach & Extracurricular Activities

Memberships