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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Ehsan Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-2324
Office: School of Information Science

Davis College, Room 207
1501 Greene Street

Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Personal website


B.A, Library and Information Science, University of Isfahan - Iran
M.L.I.S, Library and Information Science. Tehran Azad University - Iran
Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Wolverhampton - UK


Dr. Ehsan Mohammadi's research focuses on data analytics, online information behavior, scholarly communication, information visualization and health informatics. In particular, he explores how social web data can be useful in shaping the scholarly information ecosystem. Mohammadi is also interested in the information-seeking behaviors of patients and the challenges in online environments to provide appropriate solutions or design useful web applications.


Mohammadi has built his teaching portfolio through several pedagogical roles. He has served as a course designer and lecturer on core and emerging courses in library and information science at several universities — in both face-to-face and online settings. He completed the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Learning Support in Higher Education Fellowship1 program by the Higher Education Academy in England where he gained knowledge in designing, delivering, and assessing teaching and learning practices.

Recent Publications

Mohammadi, E., Thelwall, M., Kwasny, M., & Holmes, K. L. (2018). Academic information on Twitter: A user survey. PloS one, 13(5), e0197265.

Kitzie, V. L., Mohammadi, E., & Karami, A. (2018). “Life never matters in the DEMOCRATS MIND”: Examining strategies of retweeted social bots during a mass shooting event. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology55(1), 254-263. Featured in New Scientist.

Mohammadi, E., Thelwall, M., (2019). Online Readership and Research Assessment. In W. Glänzel, H. Moed, U. Schmoch, M. Thelwall (Ed.), Handbook of Quantitative Science and Technology Research.


Mohammadi has been active in a range of professional activities within and outside academia. He has reviewed more than 20 papers for several journals such as Journal of Informetrics, PLoS ONE, Aslib Journal of Information Management, Journal of Medical Internet Research, and Scientometrics. Mohammadi has served a member of a National Information Standards Organization (NISO) workgroup collaborating on a project about developing standards for altmetrics. He has also been invited to give several talks at professional events including the 2016 ALA Annual meeting and Internet Librarian International’s 2014 conference.

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