Shawn Janzen is a Graduate Research Assistant and a lecturer in the College of Information Studies. His research interests include how individuals and organizations create, choose to share, and adopt information that becomes part of the institutional knowledge, engagement, and administration. He focuses these interests on issues related to disruptive and emerging technologies, cybersecurity, ethics, networks, and public policy. Professionally, Shawn consulted for clients on organizational communications and digital strategy, transportation policy and government contracting, and data ethics.
Shawn served in the U.S. Peace Corps in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as an NGO and institution developer. He was a researcher at the European Parliament, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and George Mason University. His nonprofit management work spans more than a decade, with service work advising several boards including ASPA chapters in DC and Chicago as well as the United Nations Association-USA Greater Chicago Chapter. Shawn enjoys teaching methods courses and serving as a conduit for student success. He was twice awarded the Student's Choice Teaching Award in 2018 and 2019.