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Zahra Ashktorab
Research Interests:

Role of social media in civic engagement; social network analysis; user experience evaluation; and sentiment analysis

Lloyd A. Beers, Jr.
Research Interests:

Archival theory; archival ethics; information access; psychological ownership of information; and workplace psychology and behavior

Elizabeth Bonsignore
Research Interests:

New media literacies; social media use and design in learning contexts; human-computer Interaction; transmedia storytelling; and digital humanities

Karen Boyd
Research Interests:

Ethics and values; human computer interaction; creativity; communities, organizations, and culture; and research methods

Jonathan Brier
Research Interests:

Citizen science; social computing; online communities; and crowdsourcing

Marina Cascaes Cardoso
Research Interests:

Human-computer interaction; online communities and social media analysis

Joohee Choi
Research Interests:

Crowdsourcing; open collaboration; human computation; and social cognition

Erin Smith Crabb
Research Interests:

Natural language processing; machine learning; forensic linguistics; and social media

P. Kenyon Crowley
Research Interests:

Health information technology strategy & design; health informatics; Intelligent systems; cognitive psychology

Jeffrey DiScala
Research Interests:

School librarianship; information and education policy; information and technology literacy; and social media use in education

Rachel Donahue
Research Interests:

Archival theory; digital preservation; intellectual property; game development records

Jamie Edwards
Research Interests:

Creation and application of business methodologies and tools to improve agility in strategic planning and alignment of strategic assessment in libraries; using creative, new technologies to facilitate planning and assessment.

Rebecca Follman
Research Interests:

Information behaviors in the mentoring relationship; information behaviors of K-12 teachers; and e-reading and our understanding of literature.

Ning Gao
Research Interests:

First person entity linking; information retrieval

Yurong He
Research Interests:

Human-computer interaction; computer supported cooperative work; online communities; and motivation for participation in social media

Donal Heidenblad
Research Interests:

Ethics and values; bias and equity; community discourse; and software developer communities

Kelly M. Hoffman
Research Interests:

Information policy and ethics; monitoring and evaluation; organizational problem solving; e-government; intranets; and social psychology

Lingzi Hong
Research Interests:

Data science; social computing; machine learning

Chen Huang
Research Interests:

Information management; organization theory; network analysis; social media; and human-computer interaction

Fiona Jardine
Research Interests:

Access to information; diverse populations; underserved populations; information policy; incarceration; human rights

Jinyoung Kim
Research Interests:

Information behavior; women and information and communication technologies (ICTs); user experience; qualitative research method; and social media use during transitional periods

Christie Kodama
Research Interests:

New technologies in teaching and learning; the role of school libraries in student achievement; urban school librarianship and leadership and organizational change in school systems.

Lesley Langa
Research Interests:

Cultural heritage informatics; cultural policy; information policy; issues of access to information in underrepresented populations; and issues of participation in information creation in the cultural heritage community; and web accessibility

Myeong Lee
Research Interests:

Social computing; human-computer interaction (HCI); community informatics; urban computing

Dennis Linders
Research Interests:

Smart cities; open government; international development; and data-driven public administration

Marianna J. Martindale
Research Interests:

Machine translation; natural language processing

Arunesh Mathur
Research Interests:

Human-computer interaction (HCI); information and communication technologies for development; internet policy and usable security

Brenna McNally
Research Interests:

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); co-design; and children's technologies

Xu Meng
Research Interests:

Organizational behavior (incentive & motivation); dynamics of online community; crowdsourcing; information diffusion; social computing; and information technology innovation

Leyla Norooz
Research Interests:

Education technology; wearable technology; and e-textiles

Chi Young Oh
Research Interests:
  • Human information behavior; geospatial information behavior, health information behavior
  • User experience (UX) research and design; usability evaluation of information systems
  • Social and community informatics; online communities, local communities, social Q&A
  • Information services; youth and senior citizens’ information use
Daniel Pauw
Research Interests:

Science education; citizen science; scholarly communication in science; games in education; and social media

Anthony Pellicone
Research Interests:

Games in education; information and social justice; and public libraries

Christina Pikas
Research Interests:

Scholarly communication in science; social media; informetrics; and qualitative research methods

Kristine Rogers
Research Interests:

Analysis of big data; data extraction, transformation, and loading; content analytics; information seeking behaviors of experts; serendipity in information discovery; and technology integration in organizations

Natalie Greene Taylor
Research Interests:

School library media; information, health, and digital literacies; public libraries, and e-government

Diane M. Travis
Research Interests:

Material mediated vicarious traumatization of ICT professionals; developing psychological safety programs for researchers; organizational studies; information needs of communities of trauma; catastrophic disaster information flow; and institutional logics

Jyothi Vinjumur
Research Interests:

Information retrieval and e-discovery

Elizabeth Muthoni Warrick
Research Interests:

Citizen science with underserved populations; community development, libraries and digital service learning.  

Amanda Waugh
Research Interests:

Impact of school libraries on student achievement; education reform and school libraries (e.g NCLB); STEM education and school libraries; and school libraries as "third place"

Tan Xu
Research Interests:

Information retrieval; natural language processing; machine learning; social media; and digital libraries

Dongming Zhang
Research Interests:

Biomedical informatics, information retrieval, natural language processing, user information behavior evaluation, human-computer communication, data/information visualization, and knowledge extraction and management