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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. Technology adoption (e.g., mobile apps, e-Books, cloud, social media, websites, etc.) by individuals (e.g., students, farmers, disadvantaged women, youth, etc.), organizations (e.g., libraries, small businesses, microfinance inc, etc.), and governments
2. Financial literacy of disadvantaged communities
3. Information behavior - seeking, searching, processing, using, and forwarding information
4. Innovations in/by/for libraries (e.g., sustainability, scalability, etc.)
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