Diane E. Bailey is the Geri Gay Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, where she studies technology, work, and organization. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, computational technologies, digitized artifacts, remote occupational socialization, and ICT4D. With an expertise in organizational ethnography, she conducts primarily large-scale, team-based empirical studies. She authored, with Paul Leonardi, the MIT Press book, Technology Choices, Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology. 

Diane has won teaching awards at three universities, an NSF CAREER award, and best paper awards in communication, management, engineering, and library studies. Prior to joining Cornell, she served on the faculty of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin and on the engineering faculties at Stanford University and the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.