SLIS Faculty


Cecelia Brown, Ph.D.
School Director and Professor

Degrees:
M.L.I.S. 1996, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. 1988, Nutritional Science, University of Illinois
M.S. 1985, Nutritional Science, University of Illinois
B.A.Sc. 1982, Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph

Research:
Information behavior of scientists in the digital environment. Fostering and promotion of information literacy in science students.

Courses Taught:
LIS/KM 5053 - Information Users in the Knowledge Society
LIS 5153 - Science and Technology Information Sources
LIS 5293 - Special Library and Information Center Administration
LIS 5503 - Information Literacy and Instruction
LIS/KM 5523 - Online Information Retrieval
LIS 5543 – Collection Development and Management

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June Abbas, Ph.D.
Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2001, University of North Texas
M.L.S. 1998, Emporia State University
B.A. 1996, General Studies, Saint Mary College

Research:
Children/young adults & technology & the impact of the Internet on their use of the public library. Development of user-centered digital libraries. Information seeking behaviors of children/young adults. Organization of information.

Courses Taught:
LIS/KM 5033 - Information and Knowledge Society
LIS/KM 5043 - Organization of Information and Knowledge Resources
LIS 5403 - Cataloging and Classification
LIS 5413 - Indexing and Abstracting
LIS 5523 - Online Information Retrieval
LIS 5970 - Cataloging with RDA
LIS 5970 - Current Issues in Library Administration
LIS 5990/4990 - Digital Collections
LIS 5990 Academic Librarian Seminar

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Susan Burke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2001, Sociology, Texas Woman's University
M.S. 1988, LIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A.B. 1984, Russian Area Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research:
Libraries & society.
Classic sociological issues (race/ethnicity, gender, social assumptions) within the context of libraries & information technology.
Social factors in the organization of information.

Courses Taught:
LIS 2003 - The Information Environment
LIS/KM 5043 - Organization of Information and Knowledge Resources
LIS 5403 - Cataloging and Classification
LIS/KM 5413 - Indexing and Abstracting

LIS 5443 - Collection Development and Management
LIS/KM 5713 - Research Methods
LIS/KM 5733 - Evaluation Methods

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Yong-Mi Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2005, Management Information Systems, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. 1998, Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University
M.P.A. 1994, Public Administration, University of Southern California

Research:
Information technology firm performance. Knowledge management. Information technology outsourcing. Diffusion of innovation. Information technology implementation.

Courses Taught:
LIS 5023 - Management of Information and Knowledge Organizations
LIS/KM 5033 - Information and Knowledge Society
LIS/KM 5603 - Information Systems and Networks
LIS 5633 - Design and Implementation of Networked Information Services
LIS/KM 5713 - Research Methods
LIS/KM 5990 - Networks and Information Management
LIS/KM 5990 - Database Management

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Kyungwon Koh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2011, Florida State University
M.L.I.S. 2007, Florida State University
B. A. 2005, Yonsei University, South Korea

Research:
Youth services, information behavior, digital media culture, school libraries, education for library and information studies.

Courses Taught:
LIS 1013 - Acquiring Knowledge in the Digital Age
LIS 5403 - Children's Literature
LIS 5183 - Books and Materials for Children
LIS 5193 - Books and Materials for Young Adults

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Kun Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2012, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S. 2008, Information Science, Wuhan University
B.S. 2006, Information Management and Information System, Wuhan University

Research:
Information retrieval; applied informetrics; data mining; organization of information.

Courses Taught:
LIS 4063/5063 - Information and Communication Technology

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Betsy Martens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2004, Information Transfer, Syracuse University
M.B.A. 1986, Business Administration, Florida Atlantic University
M.L.S. 1978, Librarianship, Syracuse University
B.A. 1976, History, Regis University, Colorado

Research:
Bibliometrics. Information industry. Philosophy of information. Theory development and diffusion

Courses Taught:
LIS 5023 - Management of Information and Knowledge Organization
LIS 5293 - Special Library Administration
LIS/KM 5033 - Information and Knowledge Society
LIS/KM 5433/4443 - Design and Implementation of Web-based Information Services
LIS 5443 - Collection Development and Management
LIS 5453/4453 - Digital Collections
LIS 5503 - Information Literacy and Instruction
LIS/KM 5553/4970 - Competitive Intelligence

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Colin Rhinesmith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2014, University of Illinoise at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. 2008, Media Arts, Emerson College
B.A. 2005, Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College

Research:
Social and community informatics, infrastructure studies, telecommunications and information policy, ethnography of information and communication technology.

Courses Taught:
LIS 5253 - Community Relations and Advocacy

 

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Ellen Rubenstein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2011, LIS, University of Illinois
M.L.S. 2006, Library Science, Indiana University
B.A. 1978, English, State University of New York

Research:
Online communities and communication. Health information. Information behavior. Social capital and social networks. Ethnography.

Courses Taught:
LIS 5053 - Information Users in the Knowledge Society
 
LIS 5513 - Information Sources and Services
LIS 4970/5970 - Digital Information Ethics
LIS 1013 - Acquiring Knowledge in the Digital Age
 
LIS 2003 Introduction to Information Studies

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Tommy Snead, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2009, Information Studies, Florida State University
M.S. 2002, LIS, Florida State University
B.S. 1981, Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Research:
Information policy.
E-government and government documents.
Evaluation of networked library and government services with an emphasis on user-centered access to, use of, and interaction through the internet.
Website usability, functionality, and accessibility evaluation.

Courses Taught:
LIS 4063/5063 - Information and Communication Technology
LIS 4663 - Information Studies Field Project - Capstone
LIS 4970/5143 - Government Publications
LIS/KM 5033 - Information and Knowledge Society

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Kelvin White, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Degrees:
Ph.D. 2008, Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. 2004, Afro-American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. 2002, History, Texas Southern University

Research:
Interconnections between social, cultural, and historical contexts in which recordkeeping activities exist and the implications they have for marginalized or underrepresented communities; critical information; social justice; archival education as a social construct; race and gender theory; archives and human rights.

Courses Taught:
LIS 5033 - Information and Knowledge Society
LIS/KM 5053 - Information Users in the Knowledge Society
LIS 5253 - Community Relations and Advocacy
LIS 5343 - Archival Concepts and Traditions
LIS 5563 - Archival Appraisal
LIS 5653 - Preservation of Information Materials
LIS 5713 - Research Methods

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