Rick Szostak
University of Alberta

Rick Szostak is Professor of Economics at the University of Alberta. His research has focused for the last fifteen years on facilitating interdisciplinary research and teaching. Knowledge organization has become the dominant element in that research agenda, and he has authored two books and several articles that develop classifications of things studied, theories and methods applied, types of data, ethical perspectives, research practices, and relationships. He has contributed to the Integrative Levels Classification and is developing the Basic Concepts Classification. He has argued in several places for the value of a classification grounded not in disciplines but in the things we study and the relationships among these. He is the co-author of Interdisciplinary Knowledge Organization, forthcoming imminently from Springer. See