Marshall Scott Poole is professor of Speech Communication and senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD in 1980 from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Scott has taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and Texas A&M University. His research interests include group and organizational communication, information systems, collaboration technologies, organizational innovation, and theory construction. He is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Research, Small Group Research, Management Science, Organization Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Academy of Management Review, among others. Scott has co-authored or edited 10 books including Communication and Group Decision-Making, Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Organizational Change and Innovation Processes: Theory and Methods for Research, and The Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation. Scott has been named a Fellow of the International Communication Association and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association.