Timothy Stephen is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University at Albany and president of the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship. In his work with the CIOS he has directed the development of the field's largest electronic center providing archives of scholarly resources and other services worldwide for students and scholars in the field of human communication. He also served the Department for many years as the Director of Graduate Studies.
Professor Stephen has published in several focus areas during his career. These include the theory of communication in intimate interaction, research methodology and tests and measures, the history of interpersonal relationships, and the electronic revolution in higher education and scholarly communication. His current research focuses in two areas: (1) studies of scholarly communication in the communication field, studies of productivity patterns in the field, innovation in the computer-assisted analysis of textual data, and the development of new electronic tools for scholarship; and (2) historical/cultural analysis of interpersonal life in the information age with particular reference to the self concept.