Areas of Research:
Popular reception of and access to scientific research; early modern transmission of information and development of scholarly networks; evolution of scholarly journal format and editorial peer review; materiality of scientific communication; application of socio-technical theories to history of publication in the sciences from early modern Europe to present day; preprint publication and the economics of scientific publication houses in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; STS perspectives in information science discipline and pedagogy.
Field Exam Area:
BA, English Literature, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 1993
MSIS, Information Studies with Certificate of Advanced Study in "Science, Information, and the Cultural Record," University of Texas at Austin, 2013
LIS 501 (assistant)
Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations:
Publications & Papers
"Enclaves of Anarchy: Preprint Sharing, 1940-1990." Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 51(1): 1–10.
“Femme de Lettres” of the French Enlightenment: Emilie du Châtelet’s Textbook of Leibnizian Physics," blog entry, Harry Ransom Center’s Cultural Compass, May 2013.
“History of Editorial Peer Review in Scientific Journals: Factors Influencing Publication in French and English Scientific Society, 1665–1830s,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 2014.
“Enclaves of Anarchy: Preprint Sharing, 1940-1990,” Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, November 2014.
“History of Editorial Peer Review in Scientific Journals: Factors Influencing Publication in French and English Scientific Society, 1665–1830s,” GSLIS History Salon, spring 2014.
Research assistantship: Assistant to the editor of Library Trends.
Illinois Senate Committee on the Library, fall 2014 to present.
Illinois Graduate Employees' Organization, GSLIS steward, 2013 to present.
Honors and Awards:
Phi Kappa Phi