Denise A Bedford

Title

Thesis Adviser-Adjunct Faculty - Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT)
Adjunct Professor

Department

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-6618

Alt. phone

301-787-5257

Alt. email

deniseadbedford@gmail.com

Location

Office hours

By phone or email any weekday 10 am - 8 pm; In office Tuesday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Bio

Dr. Denise Bedford is currently an Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University’s Communication Culture and Technology program, adjunct faculty at the Schulich School of Business, York University, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Coventry, and a Distinguished Practitioner and Virtual Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. She teaches a range of graduate level courses in knowledge management, enterprise architecture, and data sciences. Her current research interests include knowledge architectures and knowledge engineering, knowledge economies and knowledge cities, intellectual capital management, knowledge sharing behaviors, semantic analysis and text analytics, communities of practice, business architecture, document engineering and content architectures, multilingual architecture, and search system design/architectures. Dr. Bedford is currently the Chair of AIIM’s Standards Governance Group, where she is leading an effort to develop standards for knowledge organizations, knowledge practitioners, and knowledge education programs. Dr. Bedford retired from the World Bank in 2010 where she was Senior Information Officer. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Bedford was the Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management at Kent State University. Dr. Bedford has also worked for Intel Corporation, NASA, University of California Systemwide Administration, and Stanford University. Her educational background includes a B.A. triple major in History, in Russian Language/Literature, and in German Language/Literature from the University of Michigan; an M.A.in Russian History also from University of Michigan; an M.S. in Librarianship from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Bedford's non-academic interests include collecting 18th Century mid-Atlantic and Southern antiques, caring for her nine very large rescue dogs, gardening,and historical tourism.

CV

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Education

  • Ph.D. (1993) University of California, Berkeley, Information Science
  • M.A. (1976) University of Michigan, Russian; History
  • M.S. (1973) Western Michigan University, Librarianshiip
  • B.A. (1972) University of Michigan, Russian Language; German Language; History

Languages

  • German (read, write)
  • Russian (read, write)