Professor Emeritus (2015)
School of Information
Kent State University
"Some Thoughts Evoked by Peter Lor, Bradley Wiles, and Johannes Britz, 'Re-Thinking Information Ethics: Truth, Conspiracy Theories, and Librarians in the COVID-19 Era,' in LIBRI, March 2021," available in LIBRI, Vol 71. Issue 3, September, 2021. Available at: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/libri-2021-0061/html. Draft available at: libri.final.pdf.
"The Age of Disinformation," Keynote Presentation, June 25, 2021, International Symposium on Infodemic Management, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan.
"Philosophical Musings on the Underbelly of the Age of Information," 1nvited paper for special issue of Informatio (Instituto de Información, Faculdad de Información y Communicación, University of Uruguay), vol. 26, no. 1 (May 31, 2021) available at: https://informatio.fic.edu.uy/index.php/informatio/article/view/313.
Workshop for Information Professionals on Ten Lessons for the Age of Disinformation. (October, 2020).
"The Role of Media in the Acceptance of Real News or Fake News," October 13, 2020, for UXAkron available at: http://personal.kent.edu/~tfroehli/role.of.media.cut.pdf.
"A disinformation-misinformation ecology: the case of Trump." December 9, 2020. Book chapter published in open-access (free copyright!) Fake News Is Bad News - Hoaxes, Half-truths and the Nature of Today's Journalism available at: A disinformation ecology. A nicer version is at A disinformation ecology, but it only appears to work only with Edge, and no other browser.
May 2020 Interview (transcribed) for the School of Information on my work on disinformation is posted here.
Book Review of Amy Affelt's All That's Not Fit to Print: Fake News and the Call to Action for Librarians and Information Professionals for the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, available at: https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/asi.24356.
"10 Lessons for the Age of Disinformation,"Navigating Fake News, Alternative Facts and Misinformation in a Post-Truth World, edited by Professor Kamiz Dalkir, University of Montreal, February, 2020. https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/full-text-pdf/249503.
Submitted book proposal, 12 Lessons for the Age of Disinformation, to various publishers.
The role of pseudo-cognitive authorities and self-deception in the dissemination of fake news. Open Information Science, 3: 115-136, 2019. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2019-0009.
Graduate Course, The Age of Disinformation, School of Information, Kent State University, Spring, 2018, Spring, 2019 and offered Fall, 2020.
A proposed presentation, entitled "Authoritative Disinformation: the Benefits and Limits of Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Digital Literacy," has been accepted for the What is Information? Conference, in Portland, April 30-May 3, 2020.
Fullbright Scholar Presentation, "Authoritative Disinformation: Benefits and Limits of Information, Media and Digital Literacies," Kent State University, February 12, 2020. Available at: http://personal.kent.edu/~tfroehli/Authoritative.Disinformation.pdf.
Fullbright Scholar presentation, "Model of Communication,"Kent State University, February 12, 2020. This model will be continually updated. Available at: http://personal.kent.edu/~tfroehli/communication.model.xlsx (Update 2/12/20).
Participated in a podcast on my research in disinformation for A Correction Team which covers topics in political economy to help high school and college students. It is found at: https://bit.ly/2Q4Jvmc (27 minutes).
Upcoming all-day Continuing Education Course, Special Library Association (SLA), June 6, 2020, in Charlotte Virginia.
Proposed Undergraduate Course, The Age of Disinformation, School of Information, Kent State University, dates for offering are forthcoming.
Webinar for the ASIS&T, entitled The Role of Self-Deception and Pseudo-Cognitive Authorities in the Dissemination and Embrace of Fake News, April 24, 2019: https://www.asist.org/events/webinars/the-role-of-self-deception-and-pseudo-cognitive-authorities-in-the-dissemination-and-embrace-of-fake-news/
8-hour, two-day Seminar, "The Age of Disinformation," for Older Wiser Lifelong Learners (OWLS), Columbus, OH October 8-10, 2018.
Panelist, "Challenges of false information: What do we do about fake news?" American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Fall, 2018.
Panelist, "Challenges for ethical and sustainable social media: Misinformation, market capture and the law," American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Fall, 2018.
"A Not-So-Brief Account of Current Information Ethics: The Ethics of Ignorance, Missing Information, Misinformation, Disinformation and Other Forms of Deception or Incompetence," BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentaciÃ³, December, 2017, available at: http://bid.ub.edu/en/39/froehlich.htm.
"A Brief History of Information Ethics," BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació, 13. December, 2004. Available at: https://bid.ub.edu/13froel2.htm.
Program Creator and Director (2001-2011)
M.S. in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
Transformed into M.S. in Knowledge Management, M.S. in User Exprience Design, M.S. in Health Informatics (2014)
Kent State University
863 Bryce Road
Kent OH 44240