Inkyung Choi and David Hopping have been promoted to the position of teaching assistant professor, effective August 16, 2020.
Choi joined the iSchool in August 2019 as a lecturer. Previously, she served as a lecturer in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She earned a PhD in library and information science from UWM and MLIS from Syracuse University.
Choi's research interests include knowledge organization, library classification, classification on the web, user-oriented approach, comparative cultural studies, and intercultural communication. She is currently teaching Information Organization and Access (IS 505), Bibliographic Metadata (IS 585), and Linked Data Processing (IS 595).
Hopping became a visiting lecturer for the School in August 2019. He previously served as an adjunct lecturer for the iSchool and the Illinois Informatics Institute at the University of Illinois. Hopping earned his PhD in sociology from Illinois and was a visiting assistant professor in the Sociology Department from 2003 to 2006. He was recruited to the not-for-profit community development organization Generations of Hope and served as executive managing director from 2006 to 2015 and executive director in 2016.
Hopping's research interests include intergenerational community informatics, digital inclusion and digital literacy, relational sociology, and sociological theory. He is teaching Social Network Analysis (IS 324) and Web Design Fundamentals (IS 229).