Our exceptional faculty includes nationally recognized, award-winning, innovative teachers and researchers, who combine strong teaching skills with specialty expertise. They are regularly included on the university's lists of "teachers rated excellent by their students," and are active researchers: each of our full-time faculty members has served as principal investigator for at least one grant-funded project in the last two years. Students have the opportunity to learn not only from our tenure-system faculty (listed below), but also from other expert practitioners, including a strong team of adjunct faculty, affiliated faculty, emeritus faculty members, and PhD student teaching assistants.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, Psychology, Purdue University
My research interests lie at the interface of information technology, human psychology, and society; especially how privacy, security, and trust intersect from a psychological point of view with information systems.
ProfessorPhD, The Public Library as an Agency for Social Stability, 1850-1919, London Metropolitan University
History of public libraries, corporate libraries, the library profession, the information society, and pre-computer information management.
Associate Professor and Associate Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and ScholarshipPhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
Biomedical informatics, natural language processing, evidence-based discovery, learning health systems, socio-technical systems, data analytics, literature based discovery.
Senior LecturerPhD, American Literature, SUNY Buffalo
Publishing, scholarly communication, networked communication, the economics of information.
ProfessorPhD, Astrophysics, The Johns Hopkins University
The development of data science, the application of machine learning, algorithmic optimization, statistical uncertainty and its incorporation in machine learning, data management, effective visualization, and data storytelling.
Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program DirectorPhD, Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers
Human information behavior, particularly in an online context; diversity and social justice in librarianship; LIS education and pedagogy, particularly in the online environment; information literacy and instruction.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, Computer Science, Oxford
Citizen science, information infrastructures for science, sociotechnical challenges to scientific data curation, material politics of scientific collaboration.
Assistant Professor and PhD Program DirectorPhD, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon
Human-centered data science, network analysis, natural language processing, machine learning, data regulations
Professor and Associate Dean for ResearchPhD, Library and Information Science, Western Ontario
Design and evaluation of information retrieval systems, including multimedia music information retrieval; the political economy of internetworked communication systems; database design; Web-based technologies.
Research Associate ProfessorPhD, Information Science, Pittsburgh
The foundations of information representation and description; issues of expression and encoding in documents and digital information resources.
ProfessorPhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
Evolution and dynamics of information and networks; social analysis of information/communication technologies (ICTs); information in biological systems.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, English, Illinois
Nineteenth-century British literature, the British novel, history of pedagogy and education, children’s literature and childhood studies, working-class radical press, philosophy of mind, new materialism, material culture and “things” in literature (thing theory), science and literature, automata, industrialization and industrial novels, fantasy and science fiction.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Sociology, UC-Davis
Personal archiving; online community and identity; social aspects of computing; research methodology; and gender and technology.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers
Information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, print culture and reading practices.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Information Science, Indiana
Knowledge organization and access systems (historical and contemporary); task analysis; facet analysis and faceted classification; classification and concept theory with a special focus on the interactions between theoretical and practical approaches to information discovery and access.
Professor and Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and ScholarshipPhD, Computer Science, University of Freiburg
Data and knowledge management, specifically the modeling, design, and optimization of scientific workflows, provenance, data integration, and knowledge representation; scientific workflow systems; data curation.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, Information Studies, Drexel
Teens, youth, everyday life, technology use and non-use, youth services, social computing, values and design.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame
Manuscript, print, and digital cultures; the production and circulation of knowledge; manuscript studies; book history; history of science; medieval and early modern collecting; history of archives and libraries.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Library and Information Studies, Berkeley
Digital libraries; digital preservation and curation; digital humanities; metadata design; human-computer interaction and user interface design; socio-technical and participatory design approaches to information systems development.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Storytelling practices and applications (in higher education, non-profits, business, and public service); youth services librarianship; children's print culture history; public libraries as cultural spaces.
Professor and DeanPhD, Philosophy, Brown
Information organization and access, particularly the development of formal ontologies for cultural and scientific objects and the application of those ontologies in information system design, scholarly publishing, and data curation in the sciences and humanities.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway
Linked data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web); argumentation and evidence; scholarly communication; knowledge organization; computer-supported cooperative work; biomedical informatics.
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic ProgramsPhD, Information Transfer, Syracuse
Education for library and information science, with particular attention to online pedagogy; history of information science; impact of new technologies on reference and information services.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Statistics, Stanford; Master of Legal Studies, Stanford Law School
Enabling reproducibility in computational science, including the study of adequacy and robustness in replicated results, designing and implementing validation systems, developing standards of openness for data and code sharing, and resolving legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Information Science, Indiana
History of youth services librarianship, children's print culture, information inquiry and instruction in school libraries, information seeking and use, and media literacy.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, Engineering Science, Louisiana State
Mathematical optimization; computational statistics; text and data mining; literature-based discovery; bioinformatics.
Assistant ProfessorPhD, Physics, Stanford University
Data analysis and visualization, social structures of academic software communities, information transmission through software.
Professor and MS/IM Program DirectorPhD, Computing, Lancaster (UK)
Computer-supported cooperative work; collaborative technologies in digital libraries and museums; user interface design and evaluation; open-source usability; information visualization; ubiquitous learning, social learning of technology, rapid prototyping and evaluation.
ProfessorPhD, English, Cornell University
Statistical and computational modeling of humanistic evidence; machine learning and text mining; book history; digital libraries; sociology of literature; computational social science; digital humanities.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Library Science, Illinois
International librarianship; library and information science education; collection development; management and assessment of library services; government information resources; economics of information; intellectual freedom issues; public librarianship.
Associate ProfessorPhD, Information, Michigan
Community informatics, in particular the relationship between social networks, social capital, and the use of information and communications technology in low-income communities; public libraries as public computing places.