Thomas J. Froehlich, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus, School of Information, Kent State University (27 years). The majority of his published work is concerned with ethical considerations in the information professions, evolving in part from his philosophy background (Ph.D., Duquesne University, 1975). He has a M.S. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh (1982). His teaching areas included: information science, information ethics, information architecture, knowledge management, network and software resources, online searching, computer programming and user interface design. He was the chief architect and former Director of the Master of Science Program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management at Kent State University (2001-2011), recently transformed into Master’s degrees in Knowledge Management, User Experience Design and Health Informatics. Dr. Froehlich is currently working on a book titled 10 Lessons for the Age of Disinformation.
M.S. (Information Science), University of Pittsburgh, August, 1982, Ph.D. (Philosophy), Duquesne University, December, 1975
The role of pseudo-cognitive authorities and self-deception in the dissemination of fake news. Open Information Science, 3: 115-136, 2019. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2019-0009.
Submitted book chapter, "10 Lessons for the Age of Disinformation," (under revisions) for a book, Navigating Fake News, Alternative Facts and Misinformation in a Post-Truth World, edited by Professor Kamiz Dalkir, University of Montreal.
Webinar for ASIS&T, entitled The Role of Self-Deception and Pseudo-Cognitive Authorities in the Dissemination and Embrace of Fake News, April 24, 2019: http://bit.ly/ASISTWebinar4-24-19