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  School of Communication and Information 2021-2023 Faculty and Administration Department of Library and Information Science  

Department of Library and Information Science

Chair: Marie Radford

Warren Allen, Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of the Information Technology and Informatics Program; B.A., Delaware; M.A., Georgetown; Ph.D., Drexel
-Social and collaborative computing; web design and development; social network theory and analysis; computation, technology, and society; NoSQL databases and analytics; cybersecurity and information assurance

Tawfiq Ammari, Assistant Professor, B.Sc., Jordan; M.S.I., Ph.D., Michigan
-Social computing; data science; science, technology and society studies (STS); interplay between technological and social role change; human-computer interaction

Marc Aronson, Associate Professor of Professional Practice; Ph.D., New York
-Literature for young readers; Common Core

Kaitlin Costello, Assistant Professor; B.A., Vassar; M.S., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
-Information seeking; new media; health communication; health information behavior; information literacy; social support; surveillance

Marija Dalbello, Professor; B.A., Zagreb (Croatia); M.L.S., Kent State; Ph.D., Toronto
-Theory and history of information; social history of knowledge; visual epistemology; cultural informatics; history of the book; digital humanities

Michael Doyle, Teaching Instructor; B.A., Ohio Wesleyan
-Application of information technology to business problems

Suchinthi Fernando, Assistant Teaching Professor; B.Sc., Moratuwa (Sri Lanka); M.Eng. and D.Eng., Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan)
-Information security

Kiran Garimella, Assistant Professor; B.Tech, M.S., IIIT Hyderabad (India); Ph.D., Aalto (Finland)
-Digital data for social good; misinformation, human migration; data science

Shagun Jhaver, Assistant Professor; B.Tech.,Indian Institute of Technology; M.S., Texas (Dallas); Ph.D., Georgia Tech -Data Science, Computational Social Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Content Moderation, Online Harassment, Fair and Transparent AI, Social Media Analytics, Quantitative & Qualitative Data Analysis

GoUn Kim, Teaching Instructor; B.A., Sookmyung Women's University; M.L.I.S., Ph.D., Rutgers
-Academic librarianship; information literacy

Sunyoung Kim, Assistant Professor; B.A., Yonsei; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon
-Human-computer interaction; health information behavior; mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies

E.E. Lawrence, Assistant Professor; A.B., Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.L.S., Maryland (College Park); Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
-Library and information ethics; readers/reading; aesthetics; adult reading interests; gender; indentity; media and social justice; political/civic engagement, popular culture

Michael Lesk, Professor; B.A., Ph.D., Harvard
-Digital libraries; digital preservation and the economics of digital information

Britt S. Paris, Assistant Professor; B.J., Missouri; M.A., New School; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
-Critical data studies; social informatics; information and technology ethics; science and technology studies; community archives; internet infrastructure; digital humanities; media studies; journalism; participatory research methods

Lilia Pavlovsky, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., Canisius ; M.L.S., Ph.D., Rutgers
-Pedagogy; understanding and use of emerging technologies; web applications and new media; collaborative work practices and tools; design processes

Marie L. Radford, Professor; B.A., Trenton State; M.S.L.S., Syracuse; Ph.D., Rutgers
-Interpersonal and nonverbal communication; librarian-user interactions; media stereotypes; cultural studies; qualitative methods

Rebecca Reynolds, Associate Professor; B.A., Tufts; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse
-Computer-supported collaborative learning among youth in constructionist design-oriented environments

Charles Senteio, Assistant Professor; B.A., Central Connecticut State; M.B.A., Michigan (Ross School of Business); M.S.W., Ph.D., Michigan
-Community-based participatory research strategies; health information; improving chronic disease outcomes

Vivek K. Singh, Associate Professor; B.E., M.C., Singapore; Ph.D., California (Irvine)
-Big data; behavioral informatics; social computing; multimodal information systems

Anselm Spoerri, Associate Teaching Professor; B.S., London; M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
-Information visualization; data fusion; information retrieval; multimedia interfaces

Gretchen Stahlman, Assistant Professor; B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; M.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Arizona
-Science and scholarly communication; long-term data curation; information retrieval; digital libraries; infrastructure

Megan Threats; Assistant Professor; B.A., Michigan State; M.S., Syracuse; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
-Critical theoretical and community-engaged research; information science; public health; behavioral interventions; health information behavior

Ross Todd, Associate Professor; B.A., Queensland (Australia); M.A., Kuring-Gai (Australia); Ph.D., Technology-Sydney (Australia)
-Human information behavior; adolescents' information-seeking and utilization; school librarianship; knowledge management

Joyce Valenza, Associate Teaching Professor; B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); M.L.S., CUNY (Queens) and Villanova; Ph.D., North Texas
-Digital literacies; technology and learning; school libraries; youth and social media

Nina Wacholder, Associate Professor; B.A., Oberlin; M.S., Columbia; Ph.D., CUNY
-Organization of information; information access; computational linguistics

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