Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen Joins Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management

In January, Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen joined the Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM), an organization of information-development, training, and support managers from around the world ( The Advisory Council is made up of a select group of members invited to advise the CIDM on the issues and activities that are most valuable and timely to professionals within the field of information development.

Andersen has worked with CIDM founder and director, Dr. JoAnn Hackos, on a several research projects, including a recent survey of research needs and priorities in the information-development industry. She has also been invited to publish articles in CIDM Best Practices and CIDM Information Management News and present her research and facilitate discussions at CIDM-hosted conferences, including the Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference and the Best Practices Conference. In addition, Andersen spearheaded the CIDM-sponsored Industry/Academy Research Initiative, which brings academic and industry professionals together to discuss research priorities and possibilities and to carry out joint empirical research projects.

The Advisory Council meets regularly through conference calls and yearly at the CIDM Best Practices Conference. Andersen is already at work helping to plan this year’s Best Practices Conference and offering input on several surveys to be distributed to the membership.

Here's a look at Andersen’s CIDM publications:

"Results of the April 2013 Technical Communication Industry Research Needs Survey." (with Sid Benavente, Carolyn Rude, and Bill Hart-Davidson)

"The Value of a Reciprocal Relationship Between Research and Practice."

"Results of the 2012 Best Practices Research Needs Survey."

"Building a Collaborative Writing Strategy." (with Charlotte Robidoux)

"A Study of the Role of Culture and Communication in the CMS Adoption Process." (subscriber access)

"The Role of Culture and Communication in the Content Management System Adoption Process."