Dr. Lynne Siemens

Dr. Lynne Siemens
Position
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Credentials

PhD (Hertfordshire, UK), MBA, MPM, BA

Contact
Office: HSD A324

Professional Information & Research Interests

Professional Information

Dr. Lynne Siemens is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria.

Her research is varied and crosses disciplinary lines with a focus on knowledge transfer and mobilization at individual, organizational and community levels.

Building from her doctoral work, Dr. Siemens is focused on economic and community development in rural areas with a specific focus on ways that rural small businesses and entrepreneurs address the opportunities and challenges that exist by virtue of their geographic location.  To conduct this research, she traveled to many communities within rural and remote parts of Vancouver Island and the surrounding smaller islands.  This work is of interest to individuals, small business owners, and the communities as they work to sustain their communities economically and socially as well as government policy makers.

Dr. Siemens is also exploring academic entrepreneurship, teams and collaborations.  Funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, this research has focused on the nature of collaboration within multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed teams, with the objective of developing effective work practices to maximize the benefits while minimizing the associated challenges.  Serving as management advisor, she is also part of Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, a 7-year research project with over 40 active researchers and a budget of $2.5 million plus in-kind funding.  In addition, Dr. Siemens is studying INKE to trace the development of a collaboration as it is underway, rather than as reflection at a project’s end.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Siemens, L. and INKE Research Group (2016). ““Faster Alone, Further Together”: Reflections on INKE’s Year Six.” Scholarly and Research Communication, 7.2, 8 pages. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/250/479
  • Siemens, L. (2015). “More Hands” Means “More Ideas”: Collaboration in the Humanities.” Humanities. 4.3, 353-368. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/4/3/353
  • Siemens, L. and INKE Research Group (2015). “INKE-cubating” Research Networks, Projects, and Partnerships: Reflections on INKE’s Fifth Year.” Scholarly and Research Communication, 6.4, 11 pages. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/198/455
  • Siemens, L. (2015). “We Moved Here for the Lifestyle”: A Picture of Entrepreneurship in Rural British Columbia.” Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 27.2 121-142.
  • Siemens, L., Smith, J. & Liu, Y. (2014). “Mapping Disciplinary Differences and Equity of Academic Control to Create a Space for Collaboration.” Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 44.2. 49-67. http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/cjhe/article/view/183760
  • Siemens, L. and INKE Research Group (2014). “Research Collaboration as “Layers of Engagement”: INKE in Year Four”, Scholarly and Research Communications. 4. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/181
  • Siemens, L & Burr, E. (2013). “A Trip Around the World: Accommodating Geographical, Linguistic, and Cultural Diversity in Academic Research Teams”. Literary and Linguistic Computing. 28.2. 331-343.
  • Siemens, L. (2013). “Conceptual Framework for Understanding “Rural” Positioning”. Journal of Enterprising Culture.  21.1. 47-74.
  • Siemens, L. (2012). "Embedding Small Business and Entrepreneurship Training Within the Rural Context". The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 13.3. 163-176
  • Siemens, L. (2012). "The Impact of a Community-University Collaboration: Opening the "black box"". Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research/Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OSBL et l'economie sociale. 3.1. 5-25. http://www.anserj.ca/index.php/cjnser/article/view/94.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2012). "Understanding Long Term Collaboration: Reflections on Year 1 and Before." Scholarly and Research Communications. 3.1. pp.4. Revised Reprint. http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/article/viewFile/48/67

Books, Chapters, Monographs

  • Siemens, L. (2015). “Project Management and the Digital Humanist” in Doing Digital Humanities Practice, Training, Research.Constance Crompton, Richard J. Lane, and Ray Siemens Eds. Routledge, 343-357.
  • Siemens, L., Althaus, C. with Stange, C. (2013), Balancing Students’ Privacy Concerns While Increasing Student Engagement in E-learning Environments, in Charles Wankel, Patrick Blessinger (ed.) Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies (Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, Volume 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.339-357.
  • Siemens, R.G., Dobson, T., Ruecker, S., Cunningham, R., Galey, A., Siemens, L. & Warwick, C. (2012). "Human-Computer Interface/Interaction and the Book: A Consultation-Derived Perspective on Foundational E-Book Research" In Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities, Marilyn Deegan and Willard McCarty, Eds. Ashgate.
  • Siemens, L., (2010). "Time, Place and Cyberspace: Foundations for Successful E-Research Collaboration". In E-Research Collaboration: Theory, Techniques and Challenges, Murugan Anandarajan and Asokan Anandarajan, Eds. Springer-Verlag. 35-48

Other

  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2012). "Responding to Change and Transition in INKE's Year 3". Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age. pp. 18.
  • Siemens, L., Tedds, L. & checkley, T. (2010). "Exploring a Potential Policy Framework to Support Succession Planning in Small and Family Businesses". Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. pp. 24.

Paper, Lectures, Addresses

  • Siemens, R. and Siemens, L. (2018). “Training Ground for Success?: Perspectives on Failure in Several Contexts”. On the Benefits of Failure: A Symposium, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Siemens, L. (2017). “Knowledge Mobilization and Open Social Scholarship”, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2017). “And So in Summary: Reflections on INKE’s year 7”. Networked Open Social Scholarship, Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2016). “Change, Transition and Governance: Lessons From a Long-term, Large Scale DH Collaboration. Digital Humanities, Krakow, Poland.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2016). “Further Together: Lessons from a Long-term, Large Scale DH Collaboration”. Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2016). ““Faster Alone, Further Together”: Reflections on INKE’s Year 6”. New Knowledge Models: Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2015). “University – Non-University Partnerships: Initial Thoughts from INKE’s Fifth Year”. Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production. Whistler, British Columbia.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2014). “INKE-cubating” Research Networks and Projects: Reflections on INKE’s Fifth Year”. Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age:
Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices. Sydney, Australia.
  • Siemens, L. and the INKE Research Group (2014). “Creating “Layers of Engagement” in a Research Collaboration”. Building Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Publishing, Whistler, British Columbia.
  • Siemens, L. (2013). “The Crowdsourcing Process: Decisions about Tasks, Expertise, Communities and Platforms”. Digital Humanities. Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Siemens, L. (2013). “Building Collaborative Scholars Through Large Research Projects: The Graduate Research Assistant and Postdoc Perspectives”. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Althaus, C. & Siemens, L. (2013). “The Balance Between Privacy Protection and Teaching Objectives: Navigating Student and Instructor Perspectives of Privacy to Enhance Learning Engagement in the Online Classroom”. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Siemens, L. (2013). “We Moved Here for the Lifestyle”: Picture of Entrepreneurship in Rural British Columbia”. Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Siemens, L. (2013). “Adapting Social Science Methods to Humanities Research: Creating Opportunities for Interaction between Humanists and Social Scientists”. Modern Languages Association. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Siemens, L. (2012). "With the time-zone differences and the busy schedules, setting up a cross-atlantic conference call takes some time": Benefits, challenges, and strategies to suport international research teams". Japanese Association for Digital Humanities. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Siemens, L. and Siemens, R.G. (2012). "Notes form the Collaboratory: An Informal Study of an Academic DH Lab in Transition." Digital Humanities. Hamburg, Germany.
  • Siemens, L. and Burr, E. (2012). ""When you enter an international team for the first time, the best thing to do is to be friendly": Strategies to Support Opportunities and Challenges Associated with International DH Collaborations". SDH/SEMI. Waterloo, Ontario

Grants & Awards

  • Co-applicant, Network Open Social Scholarship, Letter of Intent, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant, $20,000, awarded (2017)
  • Co-applicant, Network Open Social Scholarship, Letter of Intent, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant, $20,000, awarded (2016)
  • Co-applicant, Digital Humanities in Canada: Leveraging new tools and training opportunities, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Synthesis Grant, $24,840, awarded (2016)
  • Crowdsourcing Labour in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria Internal Research Grant, $4888, awarded (2012)
  • University of Victoria Internal Research Grant: Challenges, Opportunities and Resources for Small Business Success on Rural Vancouver Island, $4000, awarded (2011).
  • Learning and Teaching Development Grant: Impact of Instructors' Understanding of Privacy and Confidentiality within an Online Classroom, $2327, co-investigator with Dr. Catherine Althaus, (2011).
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council International Opportunities Fund, $52,244, principal investigator, awarded (2010).

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Rural Context: Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Implications”, Sidney Rotary Club, Sidney, British Columbia, 2018.
  • “Rural Communities: Opportunities, Challenges and Government Policy”. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource, Operations and Rural Development, Victoria, British Columbia, 2017.
  • “'Firing on all cylinders': Progress and Transition in INKE’s Year 2.” Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age, Japan, 2011. 
  • “Building DH Collaborations”. Invited Talk, University of Tokyo, 2011. 
  • “Towards Understanding Interdisciplinary, Internationally-distributed Teams in Academic and Open Access Environments,” with Yewchuk, T. and Burr, E. Public Knowledge Project Conference, 2011. 

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 311: Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 420: The Public Policy Process
  • ADMN 470: Business and Government Relations
  • ADMN 504: Public Sector Governance
  • ADMN 556: The Public Policy Process
  • CD 505: Community Based Research Methods
  • CD 506: Enterprise Development for Community Benefit
  • CD 516: Government, Business and Non-profit Sector Relations
  • CD 517: Transformational Change
  • COM 220: Organizational Behaviour
  • COM 321: Organizational Behaviour and Design
  • COM 440: Business and Government Relations
  • ENT 402: Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Professional Appointments and Memberships

  • Visiting Professor, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • International Visiting Scholar, University of Passau, Germany
  • The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
  • Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques

Faces of UVic Research: Lynne Siemens

In this video, Lynne discusses her research on rural community economic development and the challenges small businesses in those areas face.