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Devendra Potnis

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School of Information Sciences
Associate Professor
Contact
444 Communications Building
Twitter: DPotnis
Education: 

Ph.D., Informatics - Information Science, College of Computing & Information, State University of New York
M.P.A., IT Management in Public Sector, Rockefeller College, State University of New York 
M.S., Computer Science, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana
B.E., Computer Engineering, University of Mumbai, India

Research Interests: 
http://web.utk.edu/~dpotnis/RP
1. Information tools and services (mobile apps, personal safety wearable devices,e-Books, social media, & websites) for individuals (students, farmers, disadvantaged women, & youth), organizations (libraries, small businesses, microfinance), & governments
2. Information literacy (financial literacy of disadvantaged communities)
3. Information behavior - seeking, searching, processing, using, and forwarding information
4. Information networks of communities (e.g., farmers in rural India, Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the US, childbirth and motherhood groups)
5. Innovations (e.g., inclusive innovation for unbanked women, sustaining and scaling innovations in libraries)
International Interests: 

IT Consultation with Small Businesses
Strategic Planning & Management for Small Businesses
IT Consultation with NGOs from Developing Nations
Social Work in Rural India
 

Home Town: 
Dombivli, Maharashtra, India