Adjuncts & Affiliates

Adjunct Lecturer
MLS, MA, History, University of Maryland, College Park; BA, History, Carroll University
Research focus
Archival literacy, state-sponsored memory through history textbooks, and disability in the archives.
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 Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; BA, History, Illinois
Research focus
I am interested in information access and information sharing, particularly communities of practice. I am studying reproductive health and information access in Latin America.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Library services to people who are incarcerated; policing, incarceration, and technologies of surveillance; racism and information access; LGBTQ+ library services; biometrics and datafication in prisons; and incarcerated people as information producers.
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.
Research Affiliate
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MS, Physics, UCLA
Research focus
My research interests include data practices, scientific data work, participatory design, and collective learning. My work explores the dynamics of information environments, knowledge making, and research infrastructure growth.
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.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Predictive Analytics, DePaul University; MS, Applied Statistics, MA, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University; MS, BS, Accountancy, BA, English, Sociology, John Carroll University
Research focus
Statistics and machine learning in business, social sciences, and medicine.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, MA, Communications, Illinois; BA, Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College
Research focus
Critical media theory, history of technology, web archiving, and information literacy.
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.
Research Scientist
PhD, Bryn Mawr College
Research focus
Public and global health informatics, epidemiology, cyberinfrastructure, data analytics, and One Health.
MS, Library and Information Sciences, Illinois; BA, Political Science, Gender & Women's Studies, and Economics, Illinois
Research focus
Community engagement, youth library services, makerspaces and youth maker practices, new media and digital literacies, media analysis and critique, game design, and identity formation and performance
Adjunct Lecturer
BS, Medical Technology, James Madison University
Advisor
Bertram Ludäscher
Research focus
My research interests are on topics related to interoperability issues with Knowledge Organisation Systems, especially in the areas of taxonomy alignment. I’m currently working with Professor Bertram Ludäscher on projects where we tried to use RCC-5, logic-based approach to reconcile taxonomies. I’m also interested in ontology mapping, matching problems, and other Semantic Web related topics.
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 Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Kinesiology and Community Health, BA, Anthropology and the Classics, University of Illinois
Research focus
Sociology of health, sport, and play; sociology of mental health; science and technology studies; critical public health; and syndemics.
Research Associate
MS, PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois; AM, University of Chicago
Research focus
I study the cultural, political, technological, economic, and ethical dimensions of preservation. Recently I have started to explore the impact of social networking on attitudes about preservation.
Adjunct Lecturer
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
MA, Anthropology, Illinois; BA, Anthropology and Museum Studies, SUNY Oswego
Research focus
Artifact preservation; preventative conservation: Integrated Pest Management; environmental management; developing open source radiometers; exhibit design, installation, and artifact mount fabrication; packing and shipping; storage planning and implementation and custom artifact enclosures.
Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, CAS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Adjunct Associate Professor
MALS, UW Madison; MA, Music, Ball State University
Research focus
Music information seeking behavior, music research tools, and music library services.
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.
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
MS, Library and Information Science, San Jose State; BA, History, University of California, Berkeley
Research focus
Information systems, digital librarianship, and library technology.
PhD, MA, Communication & MS, Digital Social Media, University of Southern California; BA, History and Afro-American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Research focus
Black feminist digital/technology studies and the intersection of race, gender, social media, and power.
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 Professor
PhD, MS, Computer Science, Stanford University; MS, Physics, University of Washington, Seattle
Research focus
High performance computing, including parallel I/O.
Affiliate Associate 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
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 Associate Professor
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Information literacy, teaching and learning, scholarly communication, and critical reflection.
Assistant Director of Career Services
Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; BA, Anthropology, Illinois
Research focus
Artifact preservation and preventative conservation; artifact packing and shipping; collections storage design; project management and logistics; and environmental management and sustainability.
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.
Research Affiliate
PhD, Art History, Northwestern University
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.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
CAS (Digital Libraries), Illinois
Research focus
I employ formal methods to examine issues in the conceptual foundations of information access, organization, and retrieval, especially with regards to web and data semantics. Knowledge representation techniques and modeling exercises, such as ontology development and conceptual modeling, represent a sizable area of overlap in my research.
Research Affiliate
PhD, U.S. History, University of Minnesota; MLS, Columbia University; MAT, English, Northwestern University; MA, History & Archival Management, New York University
Research focus
Access to information; Freedom to Read and other First Amendment issues like privacy, censorship, et al.; Information Poverty; News Literacy; Library Policy. I am currently working on a book, Information Poverty in Chicago.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
My research focuses on standards for moving image digitization—the social aspects of their design, the technical choices that drive their development and the decision-making processes of large and small cultural heritage repositories when picking an encoding/container combination for digitizing legacy video materials.
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.
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
My interests are focused on traditional folktales & fairy tales. Also, the use of storytelling in various public areas. I am currently working on two more books.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, MS Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
The role of cultural institutions in democratic society, including the theory and practice of community engagement, as well as the ways that cultural exchange builds global understanding.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; JD, Illinois
Research focus
Information policy, information ethics, free speech, privacy, and libraries.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Library Science, University of Pittsburgh; MLS, Library Science University of Pittsburgh; BA, Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Research focus
Behavioral health, personality and digital design; mobile technologies for good; health informatics; and consumer health literacy.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois; MLIS, University of Maryland
Research focus
What makes public libraries matter in their communities.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Studies, BS, Psychology, Florida State University
Research focus
MARC and non-MARC metadata, open access, digital content management, electronic resources management, and scripting and automation.
Assistant Director of MS/LIS Advising
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
MS, Technology, Computer Technology, Eastern Illinois University
Research focus
Home automation, computer virtualization, and database technology.
Research Development Coordinator
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
Research focus
Digital citizenship and information literacy in secondary schools.
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 personnel management, financial management, and process improvement. In my free time, I write a blog about effective management techniques: www.better-boss.com.
Affiliate Assistant Professor
PhD, MS, Reliability Engineering, University of Maryland
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; BS, Computer Science, Illinois
Research focus
Information technology; IT communications; diversity, equity and inclusion; and mindfulness practice and education.
Adjunct Lecturer
MSLS, Library Science, University of Kentucky; BA, English, Lindsey Wilson College
Research focus
Information literary, metadata, and rural librarianship, especially in Appalachia.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD and MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
History of libraries and information provision, information as a public good, intellectual freedom.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
PhD, Informatics, Illinois; MS, Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
Research focus
Human-Computer Interaction, user research, data analytics, database management, machine learning, web development, data science, and bioinformatics. My PhD dissertation focused on understanding the utility of agricultural mobile applications among Indian rural farmers.
Director of Undergraduate Affairs
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, Informatics, Illinois; BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Research focus
My research focuses on fundamental and applied research on complex multiscale stochastic systems (CMSS), systems where irreversible thermodynamics dictates how interactions configure the landscape of events at multiple scales.
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.
Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Lecturer
MS in Library and Information Science, BA in Anthropolgy and English Literature, University of South Florida
Research focus
Digital accessibility, ethics and inclusivity in labor practice, ethics in metadata, public engagement with special collections, and user experience (UX) design.
Assistant Director of Core Systems
Assistant Editor, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, MA, Journalism, Indiana University; BA, English, Millersville University
Research focus
Marketing libraries; information literacy.
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
Research Affiliate
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Information behavior, special library administration, and international librarianship.
Adjunct Lecturer
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 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.
School Librarian Program Coordinator
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.
Adjunct Lecturer
MLS, Queens College; BA, Journalism, Baruch College
Research focus
Children's and young adult materials; youth services programming for public libraries.
Research Affiliate
PhD, Information, University of Michigan
Adjunct Lecturer
EdD, Educational Leadership, Concordia University Chicago; MEd, Early Childhood, Concordia University Portland; MLIS, Drexel University
Research focus
Family engagement systems, early literacy, the development of community partnerships, programs for disability populations, innovative learning practices (virtual and augmented reality), equity and libraries, and community dialogues.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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.
Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Affairs
Affiliate Assistant Professor
MS, Library and Information Science & PhD, English, Illinois
Research focus
Information behavior, digital publishing, user experience, scholarly communications, digital humanities.
Adjunct Lecturer
PhD, MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MA/Museum Studies Certificate, University of Delaware
Research focus
Museum informatics, cultural heritage metadata, information architecture, user experience and usability
Adjunct Lecturer
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.
Advisor
Carol Tilley
Research focus
My research interests include multicultural representation in youth literature; library services for teens (collections, programming, teen spaces, and evaluation of services offered); everyday life information-seeking behaviors of teens; public libraries as informal learning centers; and library leadership and management.
Adjunct Lecturer
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Research focus
Conservation materials research; technical aspects related to the care, handling and installation of art and artifacts; advanced rigging techniques; exhibition and gallery site protocols; conservation framing; conservation museum lighting; disaster response for museums and cultural heritage institutions; gallery and exhibition design; ADA design; oddy testing; international crating design and standards; art couriering; safe storage of works of art and objects.
Adjunct Lecturer
MS, Computer Science, Kansas State University
Research focus
Data warehousing, business intelligence, predictive analytics, data lakes, and data storage.
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.
Affiliate Assistant Professor
PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research focus
Design of complex sociotechnical systems, primarily in healthcare settings, using mixed methods approaches to improve outcomes.
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.