Dan Sholler is a project scientist in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He studies why and how organizations and workers adopt, adapt, and resist technologies in their day-to-day operations. His research aims to inform technology governance strategies and develop theories of technological change in the workplace. Dan is currently working with Assistant Professor Dr. Matt Beane studying the implementation, management, and labor implications of robotics and AI-led automation in the manufacturing and packing industries. He has also studied technological change in the healthcare industry, in scientific research, in municipal governments, and in international development projects. Across his work, Dan uses a mix of methods, primarily relying on qualitative and ethnographic techniques.
Dan previously worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the rOpenSci Project at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Department of History & Sociology of Science.