Lecturers/Visiting Faculty


Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD, Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin; BA, Political Science & Sociology, Pepperdine University
Research Focus

Everyday information behavior, information behavior, cultural theory, critical theory, food studies, leisure studies, and ethnography


Senior Lecturer

MS, Engineering Technology, Pittsburg State University; BS, Computer Science, University of Kansas; Certified Project Management Professional (PMP-PMI)
Research Focus

Entrepreneurship and commercialization; IT management; digital library systems; systems architecture and integration; applications development; database design; efficiency/performance analysis; algorithms for deductive logic puzzles; project management, especially the use of Monte Carlo simulations



MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; BS, Sociology, Illinois State University
Research Focus

Data curation, research data management, research programming


Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer, and Interim Director, Center for Digital Inclusion

PhD, Rutgers
Research Focus

Exploring ways to effectively equip community-based collaborative spaces with information and communications technologies in order to: bridge the boundaries between physical and virtual communities; enable communities to become active producers of interactive and multimedia content; provide a facility for citizen professionals to come together as communities of practice; and serve as a center for active communities of inquiry. Exploring ways to foster meaningful public engagement through service learning and action research.