Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Arnold is the Content Strategy Librarian with the User Experience and Assessment Department with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she works with content owners to improve the University Libraries’ website, research guides, and other online tools for all users. She is passionate about digital accessibility, research ethics, and creating user friendly experiences online. Sarah holds an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.

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.

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 the Head of Software Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries. He is passionate about helping information professionals apply technological expertise to challenges in our human information systems in order to continually improve and expand our support for communities and the resources that bind them. Jason holds an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ramana Chamarty

Eric Chernoff graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1998.Over the past 20 years, Eric has had the chance to build software for large enterprises, small businesses, non-profit organizations and countless side projects along the way.  Eric is enjoys learning how different organizations operate and then using software to make their work faster and more fun.  Eric is currently an Applications Architect at Cisco Systems, creating the management software for Cisco's customer experience labs.

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.

Doug Edmunds served as assistant dean for IT for the UNC School of Law from 2007-2017, after a long tenure at the UNC school of education, where he eventually served as its first IT director. In fall 2017 he left the university for a job in the private sector, accepting a position as director of IT for Summit Design and Engineering Services based in Hillsborough. There he manages the IT department, provides strategic direction and develops innovative solutions that support key business initiatives. 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).

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.

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.

Emily Jack

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.

Sami Kaplan

Caroline Keizer is the Humanities Cataloger and a Special Collections cataloger. She has been a cataloger at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1999. She has both her undergraduate (AB Ed. 1990) and graduate degree (MLS 1998) from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Gerry Larson After growing up in Southern Pines, NC, Geraldine (Gerry) Larson graduated from Duke University in 1971 with a B.A. in English.  She taught English and Social Studies in the Durham Public Schools for 3 years, and then earned an MLS degree at UNC-SILS in 1979.  She worked as a school librarian in the Durham Public Schools for the next 25 years at Chewning Middle, Neal Middle and Durham School of the Arts.  She earned National Board Certification and has been a young adult book reviewer for School Library Journal for 30 years.  She is in her 6th year as Field Experience Coordinator for UNC-SILS graduate library students seeking public school certification.  Gerry has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and lives in Durham.

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 an (ERP) Implementation Consultant with InterDyn Artis in Charlotte, NC.  Heather is a Microsoft Certified Professional with expertise in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Business Central.  Heather holds her Master’s in Library and Information from Syracuse University.  Heather has worked in a wide variety of locations and settings including Minnesota State University, Valley City State University, Microsoft.  Her clients have included Shuffle Master, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Golden Corral, and Volvo.  Her most memorable day; however, was the one when she talked to the staff for the Al Gore presidential campaign and the George Bush presidential campaign – both were tracking their finances using GP software.  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.

Prithima Reddy Mosaly is a research assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UNC. She holds a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a MHA from UNC Gilling School of Public Health. Her interest is in studying eye behavior to assess interface driven task difficulty, cognitive workload and performance during human-computer interaction (HCI) in healthcare.

Brian Moynihan

Uduak Ndoh serves as the Associate Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the UNC School of Medicine. He brings more than 20 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 Associate Head, User Experience at the NCSU Libraries. He holds a BA in mathematics from Oberlin College, an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, and a Master of Computer Science from NC State's College of Engineering. Dre's responsibilities at NC State include user experience design, instructional design, user research, and technology management for public services. 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, varying numbers of poultry and fish, and (as of a few months ago) a human child.

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.

Rob Ross is the Executive Director of NC LIVE, North Carolina's statewide library cooperative.  His responsibilities include setting the strategic vision for NC LIVE; managing its finances; engaging with member libraries; establishing partnerships with other organizations; negotiating with vendors; conceiving new programs and services; and demonstrating the value of NC LIVE to external stakeholders.

Grace Shin received B.S. in Computer Science from Sookmyung Women's University in Korea, M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Before joining this SILS community (right before her Ph.D. program), she worked at AT&T as a full-time application developer. Her research interests lie in the area of Everyday Life Information Seeking (ELIS) and Health Informatics. Her research focuses on exploring how technology can be designed to promote individuals’ health behaviors in everyday life and empower healthy individuals to participate in their own healthcare, such as accessing and visualizing health data and knowledge. In particular, she investigates how interactive technologies can be designed and developed to facilitate health-related information awareness and understanding.

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 Isenburg 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.