Adjuncts & Affiliates

Affiliate Professor
PhD, Political Science, Northwestern University
Research focus
Communication processes that support political accountability in democratic societies and empower political discontent in non-democratic ones, popular support for war, data science methods for extreme-scale analysis of news coverage, cross-national comparative research on political communication, psychology of information processing, communication concepts in democratic theory.
Adjunct Associate Professor
MILS, University of Michigan; MM, University of Minnesota
Research focus
Assessment of library instruction and chat reference, international students and information literacy instruction, library/writing center collaboration.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Springfield
Research focus
Data mining threat intelligence data and performing online surveillance of criminal infrastructure to provide near-time and real-time intelligence products to protect customers and aid in criminal investigations.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA, Religion, Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Indiana University
Adjunct Associate Professor
PhD, University of Liege, Belgium; MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Communication ethics, onomastic science.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; JD, University of Houston; LLM, University of California, Berkeley
Research focus
Socio political implications of copyright in the U.S. and abroad.
Adjunct Professor
PhD, Iowa; MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Rare book librarianship; book history; history, technique, and materials of papermaking; printing on a handpress; Medieval English literature; enumerative, descriptive, historical, and textual bibliography.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, English, FSU; MS, Library Science, University of North Texas; MA, Church History, Harding University; MA, English, FSU
Research focus
History of American religious rhetoric.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Digital preservation
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA, English, Illinois
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; MS, Cross-disciplinary Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Research focus
Competencies and teaching of cataloging and classification, use of related works and expressions in RDA cataloging, cataloging of audio-visual and electronic resources.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, University of Maryland College Park; MS, Illinois
Research focus
Using online communities and crowd sourcing to address accessibility issues; the intersection of usability and accessibility in the digital and physical world.
Research Scientist
PhD, Bryn Mawr College
Research focus
Public and global health informatics, epidemiology, cyberinfrastructure, data analytics, and One Health.
Adjunct Lecturer
MLS, Dominican University; MA, Governors State University
Adjunct Associate Professor
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; PhD, Art History (Medieval), Illinois
Research focus
My research has two foci. For many years I have studied the intersection of art and literature in the context of medieval oral culture and often with regards to domestic objects. Lately I have turned my attention to the role of images, especially courtly ones, in medieval devotional manuscripts.
Adjunct Lecturer
BS, Medical Technology, James Madison University
Research Manager
Adjunct Lecturer
BS, Computer Science, Illinois
Research focus
My background is in computer science and filmmaking, with credits in many science documentary films. My visualization research tasks include reading, processing, and designing 3D numerical scientific simulations for non-expert audiences in immersive theaters.
Affiliate Professor
PhD, MS, Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario
Research focus
Multicultural library and information services, information seeking behavior, critical information studies, international and comparative librarianship, LIS education.
Affiliate Professor
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Metadata, digital collections and content interoperability, digital library system design and implementation.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Scholarly communication topics such as digital repositories, research data management, open access, electronic theses, dissertations; organizational change; workforce development; and agile management practices in libraries.
Affiliate Assistant Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MLIS, Rutgers
Research focus
Scientific and scholarly production and communication; data curation and stewardship; scientific data collections; science policy.
Adjunct Lecturer
MA, Library and Information Studies, Northern Illinois University
Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, CAS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Research focus
Professional development; information literacy; advancing access to library resources and services.
Assistant Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
Adjunct Lecturer
MA, Art History, Advanced Certificate in Conservation, NYU
Research focus
Collaborative education models in special collections; modular cultural heritage education programs; treatment of transitory documents; book and paper conservation treatment; conservation advocacy and outreach; diversity, equity and inclusion for representation in conservation of cultural heritage.
Research Affiliate
PhD, MA, Anthropology, Northwestern University; BA, Anthropology, Indiana University
Research focus
Organizational behavior of museums with respect to stakeholder needs, user studies, cultural policies, business models and global contexts; museum informatics, collections data confederation, and issues in archaeological curation; Bayesian-based estimation methods and informed modeling of age, demography, health and migration in past and current human populations
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Digital literacy, community informatics, public engagement, makerspaces, learning, user experience design.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA, French Literature, New York University
Research focus
Fundraising analytics, donor behaviors/behavioral modeling, data visualization.
Affiliate Assistant Professor
MFA, New Media, Illinois; MM, BM, Music Composition, Illinois
Research focus
Cultural effects of software, social media, surveillance, computer vision, computational agency, and data obfuscation.
Research Scientist
MS, Computer Science, Stanford University
Research focus
Stakeholder alignment in complex systems; education (and learning) at scale
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue; BS, Mechanical Engineering, Illinois
Research focus
Digital libraries, metadata, interoperability, digital preservation, systems design and implementation.
Adjunct Lecturer
EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Illinois; MIS, University of Illinois at Springfield
Research focus
Integrating technology into education, knowledge management strategies and technologies, data science, and exploring emerging technologies for the workplace.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Adjunct Associate Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois; JD, University of Iowa; MA, Library and Information Science, University of Iowa; BA, Psychology, University of Dubuque
Research focus
Uncertainty management in libraries, information seeking by self-represented litigants, law librarian responses to self-represented litigant information needs.
Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Sociology, Illinois
Research focus
Social and community informatics, sociological theory of human rights, relational sociology, action research and public policy relating to digital inclusion and digital literacy.
Affiliate Professor
BA, Bennington College
Research focus
Nonprofit journalism newsrooms, digital tools for news-gathering, and new business models for journalism.
Adjunct Lecturer
MFA, The University of the Arts
Research focus
Conservation and preservation, history of the book, artists' books.
Affiliate Professor
MS, Library and Information Science; Master of Education, Illinois
Research focus
Teaching and learning, higher education, globalization, information literacy, library assessment/evaluation, and library quality.
Affiliate Professor
PhD, Media Arts and Sciences; ME, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Research focus
Sociable media design; visualization; assistive communication technologies; computer mediated communication; social network analysis; online community building; empathy online; cues and signals in our networked environment.
Affiliate Research Associate Professor
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University
Research focus
Development and use of advanced cyberinfrastructure to solve challenging problems at multiple scale. Technical: Applications, algorithms, fault tolerance, and programming in parallel and distributed computing. Policy: citation and credit mechanisms and practices associated with software and data, organization and community practices for collaboration, and career paths for computing researchers.
Adjunct Lecturer
MA, English, University of Illinois at Springfield
Research focus
Traditional folktales, fairy tales, legends and myths and their importance in modern society and their use in education. I have published six books and am currently working on number seven.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; JD, Illinois
Research focus
Information law and policy with a focus on free speech, privacy, and feminist and social issues.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
PhD Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Sociology, Texas State University,
Research focus
Human-computer interaction (HCI), citizen science, and crisis informatics.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Research focus
Identifying idle cropland across the surface of the Earth. Commercial efforts are centered on taking Geography-as-a-Service products to market; businesses use these products, such as Ploughman’s FarmPlace®, to decide where to buy, sell, or act.
Adjunct Lecturer
MA, English Writing, Hollins University
Research focus
The theory and practice of oral storytelling and storytelling coaching, from an organic growth perspective. Specifically, process-oriented approaches to story creation and development, to mid-level adjustment skills in narrative communication, and to plot development as a series of dynamic processes.
Graduate Student Coordinator & Academic Advisor
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois (in progress); MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; BA, English Studies, Illinois State University
Research focus
Multicultural representation and social justice advocacy in library collections and services for youth (or lack thereof) and conflicts of race, ethnicity, and culture in youth literature.
Adjunct Lecturer
JD, MS, Library and Information Science, University of Washington; MPA, University of Connecticut
Research focus
Dissemination and preservation of government information, information policy.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Information technology in libraries, usability and accessibility
Adjunct Lecturer
MBA, North Dakota State University; MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
My professional interests include effective personnel management techniques, financial management, and process improvement.
Integrated Master and Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Computing, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2012
Advisors
Jana Diesner, Vetle Torvik
Research focus
I conduct research on extracting and analyzing information from temporally changing social data. I have applied human-in-the-loop as well as semi-supervised machine learning techniques to extract information from social media datasets. I have also worked on quantifying conceptual novelty and expertise in biomedical articles. I have also worked on studying the effects of gender, ethnicity, and author age on self-citation rates in biomedical articles. Most of my research is available in form of open source tools, and open datasets.
Affiliate Assistant Professor
PhD, MS, Reliability Engineering, University of Maryland
Adjunct Lecturer
SM, MIT; MBA, University of Iowa
Research focus
IoT, precision agriculture, data visualization, enterprise transformation, services, innovation, social networks, text-mining, and natural language processing.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
Research focus
I am currently researching methods for efficient and engaging data visualization in the sciences.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Best practices for integrating offline and online library collections, improving methods of scholarly communication, open access, open source software, and information organization.
School Librarian Program Coordinator
Assistant Director of Core Systems
Assistant Editor, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library Science, University of North Texas
Research focus
Library administration, future/developing bibliographic metadata systems, and user interface design.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA, Divinity (Hebrew Bible), University of Chicago
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science
Research focus
Professional development and training, reference, library administration and management.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, IT Project Management, DePaul University
Research focus
Business digitization and modernization.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, MA, History, Illinois
 
Research focus
User services, outreach, politics of the archival project
Affiliate Professor
PhD, University of Arizona
Research focus
Digital libraries, electronic communities, information infrastructure, health informatics, bioinformatics, healthcare infrastructure.
Adjunct Professor
MA, PhD, Graduate Library School, University of Chicago
Research focus
Functional design of library buildings
Adjunct Associate Professor
Master of Music Education and History, Michigan State
Research focus
Preserving America's music heritage, American popular music, the music and culture of the Appalachian serpent-handling communities of rural Kentucky.
Affiliate Professor
PhD, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Research focus
History of data collection, analysis, and visualization in the natural sciences; history of information technology; science and technology studies; digital culture; digital humanities.
Adjunct Lecturer
CAS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MS, Education (Information Sciences and Technology), Eastern Illinois University
Research focus
School librarianship, particularly leadership, technology integration, and library information specialist licensure preparation.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; DMA, University of Oregon; MM, Arizona State University
Research focus
Rare item cataloging, cataloging education, artists’ books, rare book collection development.
Affiliate Professor
MD, PhD (Neuroscience), Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Research focus
Knowledge discovery, text mining, medical informatics, evidence synthesis, bioinformatics, neuroscience, psychiatry, data literacy, reproducibility in science.
Director, Center for Children's Books; Editor, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books; Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
Research focus
Children's literature and contemporary culture; history of children's literature; genre theory.
Adjunct Professor
MSLIS-CAS in Library and Archives Conservation, University of Texas at Austin
Research focus
Preservation prioritization in light of shared print retention and digitization, large scale conservation applications to research library collections.
Adjunct Associate Professor
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA, English & American Literature, Northern Illinois University
Research focus
Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship; Rare Books and Special Collections Administration; popular culture; and digital preservation.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Public libraries, readers' advisory, and leisure reading for adults.
Affiliate Assistant Professor
MS, Library and Information Science & PhD, English, Illinois
Research focus
Information behavior, digital publishing, user experience, scholarly communications, digital humanities.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
MBA, The University of Chicago
Research focus
Ontologies for data curation in science and the humanities, best practices for data curation, applications of semantic technologies (Topic Maps and RDF/OWL) to data curation and digital libraries, interchange standards for the exchange of digital document annotations.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA/Museum Studies Certificate, University of Delaware
Research focus
The intersection of museum, libraries, and archives; museum informatics; metadata; user experience; digital libraries; and digital humanities.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Lecturer
MSLS, Albany (SUNY); MA, Massachusetts
Research focus
Community archives, women's archives.
Affiliate Professor
PhD, Geography, University of Iowa
Research focus
Advanced cyberinfrastructure and cyberGIS, complex environmental and geospatial problems, computational and data sciences, geographic information science and systems (GIS), high-performance parallel and distributed computing, spatial analysis and modeling.
Affiliate Professor
MLS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; MA, English, University of Virginia
Research focus
Large-scale digitization for preservation and access, digital libraries, legal issues related to digitized content, library administration.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Computer Science, Kansas State University
Research focus
Business intelligence technologies, data warehouse databases, NoSQL databases, predictive analytics.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Reference, instruction, online learning.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; BA, English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Research focus
Reference training, instruction in libraries, evaluation of reference services.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
School librarianship, educational technology, and management of school libraries.
Affiliate Professor
PhD, Language and Information Technologie, Carnegie Mellon University; PhD, Computer Science, Nanjing University
Research focus
Intelligent information systems, information retrieval, data mining, natural language processing, machine learning, biomedical and health informatics, intelligent educational systems.