Faculty

Assistant Professor
PhD, Psychology, Purdue University
Research focus
The interface of information technology, human psychology, and society; especially how privacy, security, and trust intersect from a psychological point of view with information systems.
Associate Professor and Associate Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
PhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
Research focus
Biomedical informatics, natural language processing, evidence-based discovery, learning health systems, socio-technical systems, data analytics, literature-based discovery.
Associate Professor
PhD, American Literature, SUNY Buffalo
Research focus
Publishing, scholarly communication, networked communication, the economics of information.
Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director
PhD, Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers
Research focus
Human information behavior, particularly in an online context; diversity and social justice in librarianship; LIS education and pedagogy, particularly in the online environment; information literacy and instruction.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Computer Science, Oxford
Research focus
Citizen science, information infrastructures for science, sociotechnical challenges to scientific data curation, material politics of scientific collaboration.
Associate Professor and PhD Program Director
PhD, Computation, Organizations, and Society, Carnegie Mellon
Research focus
Human-centered data science, computational social science, network science, natural language processing, machine learning, data regulations.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
PhD, Library and Information Science, Western Ontario
Research focus
Design and evaluation of information retrieval systems, including multimedia music information retrieval; the political economy of internetworked communication systems; database design; Web-based technologies.
Teaching Associate Professor
PhD, Information Science, Pittsburgh
Research focus
The foundations of information representation and description; issues of expression and encoding in documents and digital information resources.
Assistant Professor
PhD, English, Illinois
Research focus
Children's literature and material culture, British literature, history of education and literacy, social history, child labor, thing theory, fantasy, science fiction, science and technology in literature, automata, digital humanities pedagogy.
Associate Professor
PhD, Sociology, UC-Davis
Research focus
Personal archiving; online community and identity; social aspects of computing; research methodology; and gender and technology.
Associate Professor
PhD, Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers
Research focus
Information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, print culture and reading practices.
Associate Professor
PhD, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University
Research focus
Digital youth, the maker movement, learning and community engagement through libraries, human information behavior, and competencies for information professionals.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information Science, Indiana
Research focus
Interrogating historical and contemporary naming practices and power dynamics in cultural heritage collections of films, comics and zines. Methods: Community-based participatory research and oral history.
Professor and Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
PhD, Computer Science, University of Freiburg
Research focus
Data and knowledge management, specifically the modeling, design, and optimization of scientific workflows, provenance, data integration, and knowledge representation; scientific workflow systems; data curation.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Information Studies, Drexel
Research focus
Teens, youth, everyday life, technology use and non-use, youth services, social computing, values and design.
Associate Professor
PhD, Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame
Research focus
Manuscript, print, and digital cultures; the production and circulation of knowledge; manuscript studies; book history; history of science; medieval and early modern collecting; history of archives and libraries.
Associate Professor
PhD, Library and Information Studies, Berkeley
Research focus
Sociotechnical and social constructionist approaches to design and development of information systems; digital preservation and knowledge curation; metadata and information.
Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Storytelling practices and applications (in higher education, non-profits, business, and public service); youth services librarianship; children's print culture history; public libraries as cultural spaces.
Visiting Assistant Professor
PhD, Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Research focus
Everyday information behavior, information behavior, cultural theory, critical theory, food studies, leisure studies, and ethnography.
Senior Lecturer
PhD, Sociology, Illinois
Research focus
Social Informatics, interactive AI and suggestibility, developing tools to foster programming literacy through collaborative game design, interactive digital narrative, playful pedagogies, social narrative approaches to trauma and memory studies.
Professor and Dean
PhD, Philosophy, Brown
Research focus
Development of formal ontologies for scientific and cultural objects and the application of those ontologies in information system design, scientific publishing, and data curation in the sciences and humanities.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway
Research focus
Linked data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web); argumentation and evidence; scholarly communication; knowledge organization; computer-supported cooperative work; biomedical informatics; science of science.
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
PhD, Information Transfer, Syracuse
Research focus
Education for library and information science, with particular attention to online pedagogy; history of information science; impact of new technologies on reference and information services.
Associate Professor
PhD, Statistics, Stanford
Master of Legal Studies, Stanford Law School
Research focus
Enabling reproducibility in computational science, including the study of adequacy and robustness in replicated results, designing and implementing validation systems, developing standards of openness for data and code sharing, and resolving legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information Science, Indiana
Research focus
History of youth services librarianship, children's print culture, information inquiry and instruction in school libraries, information seeking and use, and media literacy.
Associate Professor
PhD, Engineering Science, Louisiana State
Research focus
Mathematical optimization; computational statistics; text and data mining; literature-based discovery; bioinformatics.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Physics, Stanford University
Research focus
Data analysis and visualization, social structures of academic software communities, information transmission through software.
Professor and MS/IM Program Director
PhD, Computing, Lancaster University (UK)
Research focus
Computer-supported cooperative work; collaborative technologies in digital libraries and museums; user interface design and evaluation; open-source usability; information visualization; ubiquitous learning; social learning of technology; rapid prototyping and evaluation.
Professor
PhD, English, Cornell University
Research focus
Statistical and computational modeling of humanistic evidence; machine learning and text mining; book history; digital libraries; sociology of literature; computational social science; digital humanities.
Associate Professor
PhD, Library Science, Illinois
Research focus
International librarianship; library and information science education; collection development; management and assessment of library services; government information resources; economics of information; intellectual freedom issues; public librarianship.
Senior Lecturer
MS, Engineering Technology, Pittsburg State University; Certified 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.
Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Data curation, research data management, research programming.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois
Research focus
Conceptual and logical foundations of information organization systems and artifacts.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information, Michigan
Research focus
Technology use in local communities and by ordinary people; public libraries past, present, and future; social capital as a crucial resource in the information revolution.
Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience and Biopsychology, Rutgers
Research focus
Community informatics, community engagement, critical and culturally sustaining pedagogies for the information sciences, mutual shaping of social + technical information systems, social learning spaces for design thinking and rapid prototyping.