Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Arnold is the Instructional Technology Librarian, User Experience at UNC University Libraries.

Earl Bailey is a SILS alumni twice over, having completed both a Masters in Information Science as well as his doctoral degree. He has spent most of his career working in networking and technology and has extensive experience as a networking consultant. He is particularly interested in how humans use technology to satisfy their information needs and how they attain expertise with that technology.

Angela Bardeen is the Social Sciences Reference Librarian in the Davis Library Reference Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Bard College and her M.S.L.S. from UNC at Chapel Hill. Before returning to Carolina, Angela worked in Distance and Instructional Services at Nova Southeastern University.

Heidi Barry-Rodriguez is the Adult Services Librarian at the West Regional branch of Wake County Public Libraries. Her areas include reader's advisory for adults, reference services for all ages, web design for information delivery, and graphic design. She received her MSLS from UNC and is a certified teacher with additional graduate level coursework in education and instructional design. Heidi is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Todd Barlow designs and evaluates user interfaces for enterprise software at SAS. Prior to working at SAS, he worked as a consultant designing and evaluating interfaces for consumer electronics, weapon systems, and telecommunication software. He holds a B.S.I.D from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a B.A. from the University of Maryland, and M.S from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. in psychology from North Carolina State University.

JJ Bauer is the Visual Resources Curator for the Art Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is on the undergraduate faculty in the department, where she teaches classes in modern decorative arts, architecture, and film. She has a Ph.D. in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Art History from Pennsylvania State University.

Thomas Bodenheimer holds a B.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T and an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.  He currently works at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on clinical and research data management applications and databases.  Prior to working at LCCC, Tom spent several years at IBM and Fidelity Investments, primarily as a data warehouse and business intelligence engineer.  As an adjunct faculty member, he enjoys working with students on the pragmatic application of newly-learned information science topics and theory.

Joan Boone has a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Applied Science from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC at Chapel Hill. She recently retired from IBM as a Senior Software Engineer where she spent her career in the software labs developing networking middleware and mobile applications. Prior to joining IBM, she worked on various software projects for the FAA and NASA's Space Shuttle program.

Ron T. Brown has a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences, a M.S. in Information Science and a Ph.d in Library and Information Science from UNC at Chapel Hill. He has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, as a Technical Enablement Specialist at IBM and currently as a Professional Services Enablement Lead at Talend.

Stephanie Willen Brown is director of the Park Library at the UNC School of Media and Journalism.  She guest lectures in classes throughout the School of Media & Journalism, including Media Management, Digital Media Economics, PR Case Studies and PR Campaigns. She also actively participates in celebrating the School’s First Amendment Day. Stephanie serves as chair of the School’s assessment group, coordinating the assessment of required courses in the School of Media & Journalism as well as internships and graduate programs. Stephanie is active in the North Carolina Library Association, currently serving as chair of marketing for this statewide library association. Prior to her work in academic libraries, Stephanie worked at Hampshire College and as the library director for the then Springfield, Mass. Union-News. She has an A.B. from Mount Holyoke and an M.S. from Simmons College.

Jeff Campbell is the Integrated Library System Administrator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jeff's interests include emerging trends and technologies in Integrated Library Systems, faceted discovery tools, and the Open Source ILS movement. Jeff is very active regionally and nationally in Integrated Library System user groups and currently serves on the Innovative Users Group Steering Committee and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the South Eastern Innovative Users Group. Jeff completed his MLS at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in 1997 and his MIS at NCCU in 2002.

Sarah Cantrell is the Associate Director for Research and Education at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. Sarah is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the Library's research and education programs, which include instruction, reference, consultations, and systematic review searching. She is also the liaison to the Graduate Medical Education programs at Duke Health. Sarah teaches evidence-based medicine to medical students, residents, and faculty. She also participates in Duke's national EBM workshop for clinicians and librarians where she serves on the planning committee and as a librarian tutor.

Jason Carter is an IT Engineer with Cisco Systems. He develops machine learning systems to improve the corporate content experience. He also works collaboratively with a distributed team of software developers. As Adjunct Faculty, he teaches students how to think logically and analytically, how to program using Python, and how to design database systems.

Jason Casden is Head, Software Development, Library and Information Technology at UNC University Libraries.

David Clarke recently founded his own consulting practice in April 2017, UXRaD Professionals, Inc., after 20+ years of experience applying human factors to improve systems, designing user interfaces, and performing usability research in several industries. Dr. Clarke's recent projects have focused on formative and summative testing of medical devices and healthcare IT applications. Formerly, he was a Principal User Experience (UX) Designer in the corporate UX and Design Department at SAS Institute, Cary, NC, and previously was in human factors consulting for 11 years. He has a B.S. in Engineering/Industrial Management and an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Psychology from the University of the Pacific, and a Ph.D. in Psychology/Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Rachael Clemens is a qualitative researcher in the area of information behavior and decision making. Prior to UNC she was a reference and instruction librarian at California State University Fullerton and public relations administrator for Lexus, division of Toyota in Los Angeles. She has a BA in philosophy and political science from Concord University in West Virginia, an MLS from Texas Woman's University, and PhD from UNC SILS.

Kathryn Cole graduated from UNC in 2003 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and earned her M.L.S. from SILS in 2007.  Kathryn has worked  for the Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools since 2005 both as a classroom educator and school librarian.  She served on the planning team for Northside Elementary School prior to its opening in 2013 and continues to oversee the school’s library media program.  In 2016, Kathryn received  the American Library Association’s “I Love My Librarian” award which recognizes 10 librarians nationwide for exceptional contributions within their community. She is currently involved in the North Carolina Digital Coaching Leaders Network through the Friday Institute. Her areas of interest include diversity in children’s literature, educational equity and the intersection of educational technology & pedagogy.

Tammy Cox is the Associate Dean for Administration and Special Academic Programs as well as an adjunct faculty member at SILS.  She has a B.S. in Business/Accounting from the University of Mount Olive and an MAEd in Adult Education from East Carolina University.  Her academic interests include distance education, finance, management, and diversity.

William Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, privacy, and contractual issues. As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science. Before joining the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He lectures nationally on free expression, copyright, and new methods of scholarly communication and has been published in law and library journals on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to the First Amendment status of video games.

Jacqueline Dean is the Manuscripts Processing Coordinator in the Special Collections Technical Services Department at The Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B. A. in English and her M.S.LS from UNC-Chapel Hill. Jackie has worked at Harvard University's Houghton Library, at the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University, and for North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (NC ECHO).

Joel Dunn holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.S. in computer science from UNC at Chapel Hill. He is currently Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Systems at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In that role, he directs application development for enterprise-level systems as well as the enterprise data management team. Prior to this, he was a member of UNC at Chapel Hill's staff for over 20 years, as a programmer, manager, and eventually executive director of UNC at Chapel Hill's Administrative Information Systems department. Dunn also worked for MCNC as Director of Data Center Services. or

Doug Edmunds has served as assistant dean for IT for the Law School since January 2007, after a long tenure at the UNC school of education, where he eventually served as its first IT director. Doug is a proud double Tar Heel, having earned his BA in English with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa ('90) and his MSIS from the School of Information & Library Science ('07). He has become known as a thought leader in the area of legal technology and cloud computing and was one of two keynote speakers at the inaugural Clio Cloud Conference in 2013. His areas of professional interest include user interface design, virtual computing and the many ways in which technology is impacting the practice of law. He co-teaches a course in law practice technology for the Law School as well as being an adjunct instructor at the School of Information & Library Science.

David G. Ernsthausen is the Faculty Teaching and Research Support Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He consults and instructs faculty and students in the selection and efficient use of resources that are most likely to provide useful information for their research and instruction needs. He also guest lectures for classes in the MBA and Bachelor's degree programs on library and research resources available to students at UNC at Chapel Hill. David has worked at the Kenan-Flagler Business School since 1997. Prior to 1997 he worked for 7 years as a reference librarian in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. David has an MBA from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University and a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University.  With Rita W. Moss, he is the co-author of the 3rd edition of Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students and Researchers and a regular reviewer for CHOICE.

Anne Gilliland is the Scholarly Communications Officer for UNC University Libraries

Wanda Gunther is the Authority Control and Database Management Librarian in the Academic Affairs Libraries at UNC-CH. She has served as Authority Control Librarian since 2005; the role of Database Management Librarian was added to her responsibilities in 2008. She has worked in the Technical Services Department since 1996.

Lori Haight serves students and alumni in the School of Information and Library Science. Prior to joining SILS, Dr. Haight was part of the Academic and Career Planning staff at Meredith College, the Director of Student Involvement at Chowan College, and Assistant Director for the first Career Services office at Villa Julie College. She received a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Richmond, a master's of arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University, and a doctorate of education in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University.

Lew Hassell holds an A.B. in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Drexel University. Before retirement, Lew taught information systems design at SILS and before that at Drexel University, where he helped start Drexel’s online MSIS. Lew has taught in the areas of database management, systems analysis, information assurance, and cloud computing.

Barrie Hayes is the Bioinformatics & Translational Sciences Liaison at the UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library(HSL). She received her Master's of Science in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, a B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University, and an A.B. from Vassar College. Her primary interests are the information needs of scientists and clinicians throughout the research lifecycle including information discovery, bioinformatics methods and tools, and data management.

Michele Hayslett is the Librarian for Numeric Data Services and Data Management in the University Libraries’ Digital Research Services Department.  She received a B.A. with honors from Earlham College in Richmond, IN, and an M.S.L.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Before returning to Carolina, she worked as the Demographics Specialist for the State Library of North Carolina and the Librarian for Data Services and Government Information at the North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh.  She is active in the North Carolina Library Association's Government Documents Section and the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST).  Her ORCID ID is #0000-0001-8783-2763.

Patrick Hodges is a SILS alumni with a B.S. in information science and is a practicing security professional with a GCCC from SANS. Before joining SILS, he was a penetration tester and currently works in the Triangle helping secure financial services and users from a variety of threats. As a member of ISSA and OWASP, he continues to drive towards open source security projects and helping protect data across industries. His current role involves end user policy, threat modelling, and network-based data loss prevention methods. At SILS, Patrick has created and teaches an introductory course based in information security theory, industry best practices, and control implementation.

Carson Holloway is the Librarian for History of Science and Technology, Military History, British and Irish Studies, Canadian Studies and General History at Duke University.

Larry Jones is the owner of Lawrence Jones Design. He leverages PHP, mySQL, jQuery, linux, and other open source solutions to design, build and host data-driven websites. Prior to getting into web development, he worked as a writer, graphic designer, and photographer for the City of Raleigh Community Development Department. He began teaching digital and darkroom photography in 2006 at TASIS, the American School in England, London, UK. Since returning to North Carolina, he has taught graphic design, web design, photography, and art at the Durham Arts Council. He has a B.A. in Journalism/Advertising from UNC at Chapel Hill.

Caroline Keizer is the Lead North Caroliniana Specialist Cataloger for the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library. She has been a cataloger at that unit since 1999.

Ashok Krishnamurthy is the Deputy Director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Interim Director of the H W Odum Institute Research in Social Science and Adjunct Professor in the School of Information and Library Science. With a PhD 1983, University of Florida, his current interests are in Data Science, Analytics and Machine Learning with applications in Biomedical Informatics. His previous research include the development of advanced computational models  and development of methods for images, audio and signal processing.

Adam Lee is a Research Informatics Specialist for UNC’s NC TraCS Institute, performing data mining and extraction for researchers, additionally he specialized in integrative and interfacing technologies with the Epic EHR, also he serves as the TraCS REDCap’s Database Administrator. He is currently earning his Ph.D. in Health Informatics from the UNC Graduate  School, holds his Master’s in Business Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology, and 5 Epic Systems certifications (Clarity Database Administration, Cogito Data Warehouse, Bridges Interfaces, Chronicles, and Hyperspace Configuration)

Heather Maneiro is a Senior Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Consultant with Implementation Specialists in Hawley, Minnesota.  Heather is a Microsoft Certified Professional with expertise in Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Heather holds her Master’s in Library and Information from Syracuse University.  Heather has taught, presented, and consulted in a wide variety of locations and settings including Minnesota State University, Valley City State University, St. Margaret’s Elementary School, Onondaga County Justice Center, Microsoft – Fargo Campus, Microsoft – Manila Campus, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Heather’s research interests include the impact of information literacy education and training on first-year college students and information seeking strategies and training in ERP knowledge workers.

Uduak Ndoh serves as the Associate Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the UNC School of Medicine. He brings more than 17 years of experience in the field of information technology with a diverse background in both corporate and academic settings. He has extensive experience in research applications, enterprise computing and business systems. Prior to joining UNC, Uduak served as the Director of Information Technology at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and has led technology implementations at several Fortune 500 companies.  Mr. Uduak received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and his Masters of Business Administration from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University.

Andreas Orphanides is the Librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning in the Research and Information Services Department of NCSU Libraries. He received his BA in mathematics (!) from Oberlin College and his MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. Dre's responsibilities at NC State include instructional design, instructional technology development, and technology management for the Research and Information Services department. In a past life, Dre taught high school mathematics in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the spouse of a SILS alum and the proud parent of a dog, six cats, a tortoise and varying numbers of poultry and fish.

Elizabeth Ott is the Curator of the Rare Book Collection, UNC University Libraries.

Irene Owens is the former Dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences (2005-2016), and a 2006 Distinguished Alumnae of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. While serving as Dean, she also served as a member of the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (2012-2015), and a member of the Board of Governors of the UNC Press (2013-2016). She is a recipient of the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award (2000) at the University of Texas at Austin where she was the first African American to earn tenure at their Graduate School of Library Science (now the University of Texas at Austin School of Information). She is the recipient of other awards and recognitions, including  the DEMCO Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award for Excellence in Librarianship and the North Carolina Library Association Award for Library Education.

Annie Peterson is the Preservation and Digitization Librarian at LYRASIS. LYRASIS supports enduring access to our shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. She was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University from 2012 - 2015, and she has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Emily Pfaff is the Administrative Director for Informatics and Data Science for the NC TraCS Institute. She holds a Master’s in Information Science, a graduate certificate in clinical informatics, and three Epic certifications (Clarity Inpatient, Research: Clinical Tools, and Research: Billing). She has expertise in healthcare data structures, SQL, data warehousing, electronic health records, clinical data research networks, data security, and HIPAA and other data regulations. Ms. Pfaff currently oversees data analytics, research data management, and web development for the CTSA, and is heavily involved with data security, data sharing, and data governance efforts within the University, the UNC Health Care System, and across institutions. She is a lecturer at the Kenan-Flagler Business School as well as an adjunct professor at the School of Information and Library Science. 

David Potenziani is currently Senior Informatics Advisor at IntraHealth International. He has worked in the US, Africa, and Asia with groups to develop and extend the application of health informatics technologies and approaches. He dives into an array of ICT domains: mHealth, eLearning, eHealth policy, and HRH. He has participated in the development of national eHealth policies and practices and the application of open technologies for interoperability. He came to IntraHealth from two decades at the University of North Carolina where he holds an adjunct faculty appointment. He is a recovering historian and a writer of nerd science fiction.

Jos Purvis

Cor Rademaker is an acknowledged international expert with thirty years of experience in urban development and associated econometrics, market research, logistics and planning. He is developing a UNC-based, regional smart cities hub. He lectures on smart city topics locally, as well as at several institutions in Europe. Mr. Rademaker is chairman of the national Dutch Strategic Smart City Advisory Board.

Casey Rawson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at SILS, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2016 and her M.S.L.S. in 2011. She is a former middle school science teacher. Her research interests include diversity and equity in youth services librarianship, teacher librarian collaboration, and LIS education.

Kimberly Robasky is the Senior Translational Research Scientist in the Renaissance Computing Institute, RENCI.

Robert Ross

Connie Schardt is the Associate Director for Research & Education at the Medical Center Library at Duke University. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, and holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.L.S. from San Jose State University. She has created several web-based tutorials to support the teaching of evidence-based medicine that are used by academic libraries across the country. She has published and presented number papers and workshops on hospital library standards, the JCAHO accreditation process, evidence-based medicine and distance education.

Erik Scott is a systems architect at UNC's Renaissance Computing Institute. He has 25 years of software development experience in research and finance, focused on very large databases and the problems of data management. His recent work concentrates on genomics, medical text mining, and highly integrated shared workspaces for scientific data. 

Nicky A. Sexton is the Head of Access Services, UNC Law Library.

Jacqueline Solis is a reference and instructional services librarian and Coordinator of Liaison Services in the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill. She received her MLS from Emporia State University and her B.A. in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon. Prior to UNC, she was the Outreach Librarian at California State University Northridge, a reference librarian at Burbank Public Library, and Research Librarian for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Her research interests include international librarianship, libraries in developing countries, and information literacy.

Camille Tyndall Watson is the head of the Digital Services Section at the State Archives of NC, overseeing both the digital access and digital preservation programs for the institution. She holds an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA from Boston College, and her BA from ECU. She has worked in a variety of institutions, ranging from corporate archives to public libraries, including the archives of the North Carolina Railroad Company, the National Museum of the American Indian Media Archives, the Southern Folklife Collection, and the base library on the Cherry Point Marine Air Station.

Ryan Urquhart designs and evaluates online, interactive web-based products (desktop and mobile) that meet user's goal at BCBSNC. Prior to working at BCBSNC, he worked as a Human Factors Engineer in the Software Division at IBM, designing and evaluation enterprise applications, where he was awarded a patent and several technical publications. He is the past Chairman of the System Development Technical Group (208-2012) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with an area of specialization in Human Factors Engineering.

Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central library, reference and research assistance, and facilities management. She is Faculty Advisor for the SLA Student Group at SILS, Chair-Elect of the Museums, Arts and Humanities Division of SLA and Archivist for the North Carolina SLA Chapter.  Additionally, she is a Past President of the Special Libraries Association. Before SILS she worked as Senior Research Specialist at Nortel Networks, where she partnered with clients globally to develop and deliver enhanced, value-added strategic information solutions through training, demonstrations and presentations. Prior to Nortel, she was an information analyst for SAS (a software company). Her career began as an assistant librarian at the National Humanities Center.  Vargha holds a bachelor's degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master's degree in library science from North Carolina Central University. She is a member of Beta Phi Mu and won the Meritorious Achievement Award (1994) from the North Carolina SLA Chapter for making outstanding contributions to the profession and chapter. On October 31, 2008 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from North Carolina Central University. In May of 2012, she received UNC's Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence.  The award recognizes faculty members (one full-time faculty member and one who teaches on a part-time basis), who are nominated by students within the school, for outstanding teaching.

Megan Von Isenberg is Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives at the Duke University School of Medicine. Megan is responsible for planning and implementing high-quality information services and resources to support the missions of Duke Health. She teaches evidence-based medicine to medical students, residents, and faculty, serving as co-course director for the School of Medicine's EBM course and co-director of Duke's national EBM workshop for clinician and librarians.

Meredith Weiss is the Vice President for Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University and adjunct faculty at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. Additionally, she teaches for several online executive MBA and PhD programs across the country. Weiss earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources from the University of Delaware. She earned master’s degrees in business administration and information science from North Carolina Central University; a master’s degree in instructional tech­nology and certificate in distance learning and administration from East Carolina University; and a Ph.D. in information science from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. Her academic interests include evidence-based management, business intelligence, leadership, information technology, human resources and distance education.

Steven Weiss is Curator of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to UNC, he was Assistant Head Librarian for CNN's Washington DC Bureau and an Archives technician for the Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration. Mr. Weiss holds a Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology from The American University in Washington DC and a Master of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan.

 Megan Winget received her MSIS in 1999, and Doctorate from SILS in 2006. She taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 2006 - 2013, where she specialized in digital preservation, specifically of new media artifacts like video games and new media art. She teaches classes in digital curation, collecting new media, digital preservation, and organizing information. Since 2013, Megan has worked as an independent consultant for industry, focusing on taxonomy development and leveraging big data to improve business systems.