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Marshall Scott Poole is a David and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar, Professor in the Department of Communication, Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Director of I-CHASS: The Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. He received his Ph.D in 1980 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott has taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and Texas A&M University. His research interests include group and organizational communication, information systems, collaboration technologies, organizational innovation, and theory construction. He is the author of over 120 articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Research, Small Group Research Management Science, Organization Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Academy of Management Review, among others. Scott has co-authored or edited ten books including Communication and Group Decision-Making, Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Organizational Change and Innovation Processes: Theory and Methods for Research, and The Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation. Scott has been named a Fellow of the International Communication Association, a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association, and is recipient of the Steven A. Chaffee Career Productivity Award from the International Communication Association. Current research interests include team behavior in massive multiplayer online games, structuring of communication and information technologies in groups, and the intersection of group and network theory in explaining large, dynamically changing groups and intergroup networks.