SILS Ph.D. Students

Sumayya Ahmed

sumayya@email.unc.edu

ELIME-21 Fellow

Homepage: makatib.org

B.A., Sociology and African American Studies, Wesleyan University; M.A., Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
 
Historical issues in librarianship in Morocco, digital cultural heritage, information and authority in North Africa and the Middle East.

Advisors: Barbara Moran and Christopher (Cal) Lee


Earl Bailey

earl.bailey@gmail.com

B.S., Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University; M.S., Information Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Research interests: the effects of bias on information retrieval and use, cognitive aspects to information design and retrieval, and examination of personalization from a cognitive perspective 

Advisor: Diane Kelly


Heather L. Barnes

hlbarnes@email.unc.edu

B.A., Sociology, Smith College; M.S., Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Community archives, social informatics, digital curation, organizational & cultural memory-making/memorialization processes

Advisor: Helen Tibbo
 


Kathy BrennanKathy Brennen

kbrennan at unc dot edu

Homepage

B.A., English, Messiah College;  M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.S., Library Science, Catholic University

Impact of cognitive load on information search and retrieval; measures of mental effort; human-computer interaction (HCI); research methods.

Advisor: Diane Kelly 


Jeff Calcaterra

jacalcat@email.unc.edu

jeffcalcaterra.com

B.A., Psychology, North Carolina State University; M.S., Human Factors and Industrial Organizational Psychology, Wright State University

User interface design and evaluation, visualization, IT management, computer-supported cooperative work.

Advisor: Brad Hemminger 


Leo L. Cao  

lcao@unc.edu

B.S., Information Management and Technology, Syracuse University; M.S., Information, University of Michigan

Homepage and Vita

Games and Learning; Information, Communication, and Technology Literacy; Information Seeking Behavior and Use; Libraries and the 21st Century Challenge of Shifting Demographics.

Advisor: Stephanie Haas


Alexandra (Alex) Chassanoff

Alex Chassanoffachass@email.unc.edu

http://achass.web.unc.edu/

B.A., Sociology, Brandeis University; M.S., Information Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Information behavior of digital archive users, digital humanities, curation and preservation environments

Advisor: Christopher (Cal) Lee


 Annie Chen

atchen@email.unc.edu

Homepage

B.A., Psychology, Harvard University; M.S., Information Science, UNC at Chapel Hill

Research interests: information behaviors, text mining and information retrieval, particularly concerning health/medicine; information needs/use in various cultural contexts; research methods

Advisor: Claudia Gollop and Barbara Wildemuth


Thu-Mai Christian

Advisor: Helen Tibbo


 

Rachael Clemens

photo of Rachel Clemens rclemens@email.unc.edu

Homepage

B.A. Philosophy, Concord College; M.L.S., Texas Woman's University

Research: Information behavior and decision making during a personal crisis; affective and cognitive influences on information seeking; information seeking and avoidance as a coping / therapeutic activity; user education

 


 Amanda ClickAmanda Click

aclick@live.unc.edu

http://amandaclick.com

B.S., Science, Technology & Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.L.I.S, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Information literacy in the Arab world, library services for non-native English speakers

Advisors -Barbara Moran and Javed Mostafa
 


Kaitlin Light Costello

Kaitlyn Light Costellokaitcost@email.unc.edu

Homepage: k8lin.com

B.A., Film, Vassar College; MSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research: Personal health information seeking and disclosure online.

Advisors: Barbara Wildemuth


Jon CrabtreeJonathan Crabtree

Jonathan_Crabtree@unc.edu 

B.A. Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MSIS, archives and records management concentration, UNC at Chapel Hill; Geography: GIS & Geomorphology Master's Studies, UNC at Chapel Hill

Digital curation, archives, and preservation

Advisor: Helen Tibbo 


Anita Crescenzi

amcc@email.unc.edu

Homepage

B.S. Secondary Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSIS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, SILS

Human-computer interactions, interactive information retrieval, collaboration, and information seeking and behavior especially with regard to health

Advisors:  Rob Capra and Barbara Wildemuth


Ashlee Edwards

aedwards [ at ] unc.edu

B.S. Information Science, B.A. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mobile interface design, mobile usability, faceted search

Advisor: Diane Kelly 


Nina ExnerNina Exner

nexner@email.unc.edu

BS Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill; MLS, NCCU; MA, Liberal & Global Studies, UNC-Greensboro 

Academic libraries, mentoring of faculty-librarians, library organizational behavior, popular materials

Advisor: Barbara Moran


Xiangyu Fan

xyfan@email.unc.edu

B.S. Environmental Science, Fudan University; M.S. Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University; M.S., Environmental Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Research Interests: Personalized Information Retrieval, Text Mining

Advisor: Javed Mostafa


 

Sheryl Grant

photo of Sheryl Grant

sherylgrant@gmail.com

M.S. Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Research: reputation systems, technology-mediated social participation, digital badge system design, value-driven and value-sensitive design

Advisor: Sandra Hughes-Hassell


Elliott HauserElliott Hauser

Royster Fellow

eah13@email.unc.edu

Homepage

B.A., Art History, Duke University; M.S., Information Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Data provenance, research workflows, data modeling, history and theory of information science

Advisors: Brad Hemminger and Ryan Shaw


Jacob Hill

 

Advisor: Barbara Moran and Javed Mostafa


Chien-Yi Hou

chienyi@unc.edu

B.S., Computer and Information Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; M.S., Computer Science, University of California, San Diego

Digital preservation, Digital humanities

Advisor: Richard Marciano


Zekun Hu

zekunhu@unc.edu

B.M., Archival Science, Wuhan University

Archives, digital preservation, personally identifiable information in digital collections

Advisor: Christopher (Cal) Lee


Lauren E. Kearns

photo of Lauren Kearns

lkearns@unch.unc.edu

B.S.N., Nursing, University of Illinois; M.S.N., Nursing/Healthcare Systems and Informatics, UNC-Chapel Hill; Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education, UNC-Chapel Hill

Development and use of standardized terminologies for clinical software applications; healthcare informatics; asynchronous learning (web-based education); systems analysis and administration

Advisor: Stephanie Haas


 

Heejun KimHeejun Kim

heejunk@email.unc.edu

Homepage

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University; M.S., Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: Credibility assessment in participatory environments, dynamics of social and information networks, Geographic Information Science and Big data analysis

Advisors: Reagan Moore and Jaime Arguello


Elisabeth Leonard

elisabeth@elisabethleonard.com

Homepage

B.A., German and Management, Salem College; M.S., Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill; M.B.A., Wake Forest University

Innovation, marketing, professional development for staff and librarians, pedagogy

Advisor: Claudia Gollop


John D, MartinJohn D. Martin III

john.d.martin.iii@unc.edu

ELIME-21 Fellow

http://johndmart.in

B.A., Latin, Western Michigan University; M.A., Islamic Studies, American University in Cairo

Computation and the Humanities, Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS), digital libraries in the Islamic World, pedagogy of technologies, Internet media piracy

Advisors: Barbara Moran and Javed Mostafa


Debbie MaronDeborah (Debbie) Maron

maron (at) live (dot) unc (dot) edu

BA, Rutgers University, Journalism and Media and English;  MA, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; MSLIS, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: metadata and mark-up pedagogy, racial ephemera, mental health information systems, genealogy

Advisor: Jane Greenberg


 Angela Murillo

DigCCurr Fellow

amurillo@email.unc.edu

http://amurillo.web.unc.edu

B.A., Geoscience, English, and Spanish; M.L.I.S., University of Iowa

Digital curation and preservation, scientific data, and information seeking behavior/use

Advisor: Jane Greenberg 


Sarah Beth Nelson

sbnelson@live.unc.edu

B.A., Latin and English, University of Georgia; MLIS, University of Alabama; EdS in School Library Media, University of Georgia

Orality and literacy, True personal storytelling, Contemporary oral tradition

Advisor: Brian Strum


Danny Anh Nguyen

danguyen@email.unc.edu

B.S. Information Science,  B.S. Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. Computer Information Systems – Boston University; M.B.A. – North Carolina State University

Scholarly communications, Information retrieval, Human-Computer interaction, Social media, Evidence-based practice

Advisor: Dr. Bradley (Brad) Hemminger


Ericka Patillo

patillo@email.unc.edu

Homepage: http://www.unc.edu/~patillo/
 
B.A., Music History, Old Dominion University; M.S. in Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Interests: Academic libraries, organizational effectiveness, middle management

Advisor: Barbara Moran


Alex PooleAlexander Hoyt Poole

ahpoole@email.unc.edu

Homepage: http://alexhpoole.wordpress.com/

B.A., History, Williams College; M.A., History, Brown University; M.S., Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Advisor: Helen Tibbo


Martha Preddie

preddie@email.unc.edu

B.A., Sociology; M.B.A., University of the West Indies; M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Information needs/seeking behavior, health information, health literacy and user education

Advisor: Claudia Gollop
 


Jason Priem 

jason@impactstory.org

Homepage

B.A., History; M.Ed., Social Studies Education, University of Florida

Research: Scholarly communication, social media, Web-based metrics of scholarly impact, open-access publishing, information visualization 

Advisor: Brad Hemminger 


 Sarah Ramdeen

photo of Sarah Ramdeenramdeen@email.unc.edu

http://ramdeen.web.unc.edu/

B.A., Humanities, Florida State University; B.S., Geology, Florida State University; M.S., Library and Information Science, Florida State University

Information seeking behavior of Geologist when searching for physical sample sets and how this effects collection curation and user access.

Advisor: Claudia Gollop 


Casey Rawson

crawson@email.unc.edu

http://www.unc.edu/~crawson/

B.S., Biology, Duke University; M.A.T., Middle Grades Education, University of Louisville; M.S., Library Science, UNC Chapel Hill
 

Information needs and behaviors of adolescents; adolescents' responses to information overload; diversity in young adult literature

Advisor: Sandra Hughes-Hassell 


Emily RoscoeEmily E. Roscoe

eroscoe@live.unc.edu

Project Manager, Educating Stewards of Public Information Infrastructure (ESOPI2)

B.A., Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill; M.S., Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill; M.P.A., UNC-Chapel Hill

Public information and records especially: 
•    government officials' legal and societal obligations for information management
•    legal foundations of public information in a representative government
Effective use of information for problem-solving

Advisor:  Christopher (Cal) Lee


 Cynthia (Cindy) Schmidt

schmidtc@email.unc.edu

B.A. in History (Secondary Teaching Endorsement), Longwood University; M.S. in Education (School Library Media Endorsement), Longwood University

School library media, marketing/PR for libraries, professional advocacy/recruitment, library 2.0

Advisor: Sandra Hughes-Hassell


 

Grace ShinGrace Shin

gshin6@live.unc.edu

B.S., Computer Science, Sookmyung Women's University; M.S., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests
Health Information,Information seeking and behavior especially with regard to health, and Human-Computer Interaction

Advisors
Bradley Hemminger and Javed Mostafa


Elnora Kelly Tayag

ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow

elnora@live.unc.edu
www.elnoratayag.com

B.A., Art History, University of California Irvine; M.A., Religion, Claremont School of Theology; M.L.I.S., University of California Los Angeles

Research Interests:  Community-Based Collections; Digital Humanities

Advisor: Dr. Richard Marciano
 


 

 Leslie Thomson

Leslie ThomsonRoyster Fellow

lethomso@email.unc.edu

Hons. B.A., English; MISt., Library&Information Science, Archives & Records Management, University of Toronto

Research interests: home offices, information behaviour, personal information management, research methods

Advisors: Barbara Wildemuth and Rob Capra
 


Timur Uckun

uckun@email.unc.edu

B.A., Computer Science, Thomas Edison State College; M.B.A., CUNY-Baruch College

Information risk and assurance, data curation and digital preservation.

Advisor: Helen Tibbo

 


Emily Vardell

Emily VardellLouis Round Wilson Fellow

evardell@email.unc.edu 

http://evardell.web.unc.edu/

B.A., Biological Chemistry, B.A., German Studies, Wellesley College; M.L.S., Texas Woman's University

Research interests: Health information behavior; health insurance literacy and decision-making

Advisor: Claudia Gollop
 


Jewel Ward

photo of Jewel Wardjewel_ward@unc.edu

A.B., International Studies and History; M.S.I.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The transfer, management, preservation, and curation of (usually "big") data and information for use and re-use.

Advisor: Reagan Moore


 Wan-Ching Wu

wanchinw@email.unc.edu

B.S., Psychology, National Taiwan University; M.A., Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University

Human-information interaction, system design and evaluation and information seeking behavior

Advisor: Diane Kelly


Shenmeng-XuShenmeng Xu

shenmeng@live.unc.edu

B.A., Broadcast and Television Journalism, Dalian University of Technology;
M.S., Regional Economics, Dalian University of Technology

Research Interests: Scientometrics, Scholarly communications, Altmetrics and related areas.

Advisor: Brad Hemminger
 


Ayoung Yoon

ayyoon@email.unc.eduAyoung Yoon

http://ayoungyoon.web.unc.edu/

B.A., History, Ewha Women's University; M.S.I., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Digital curation, Personal Digital Collections on the Web, End-user trust on data and repository

Advisor: Helen Tibbo