Ph.D. Student Profiles | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies | /doctoral-students - Graduate Program - University Of Maryland

School of Informatics and Computing

School of Library and Information Science

College of Communication and Information

School of Communication and Information
Ph.D. Student Profiles
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:

Ways in which underserved communities create information systems to meet needs; impacts of identity and belonging on human computer interaction. 

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