Information Studies

Fatima
Espinoza-Vasquez
Fatima.EspinozaVasquez@uky.edu
859-218-229
316 Lucille Little Library
Shannon
Oltmann
shannon.oltmann@uky.edu
859-257-0788
343 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

Shannon Oltmann is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include censorship, intellectual freedom, information policy, public libraries, privacy, and qualitative research methods. She has presented her research at academic conferences such as the Information Ethics Roundtable, the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology, the iConference, and the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. Her work has been published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Library Quarterly, Public Libraries Quarterly, Collection Management, Libri, and Science and Engineering Ethics.

Andrew
Pilny
andy.pilny@uky.edu
859-257-8676
236 Blazer Dining
Bio: 

 

Andrew Pilny (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. His main research areas concerns the develop of effective organizing social systems and structures. His research has been applied to nonprofit organizations, social movement groups, work teams, and dark organizations. Andy also specializes in social network analysis. His work has been featured in Information, Communication, & Society, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Communication Yearbook, Western Journal of Communication, and Social Psychology Quarterly. 

Soohyung
Joo
soohyung.joo@uky.edu
859-257-5942
337 Lucille Little Library
Michael
Tsikerdekis
tsikerdekis@uky.edu
859-218-2298
316 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

Michail Tsikerdekis is an assistant professor in Information Communication Technology with the College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky. His research lies at the intersection of social computing and cybersecurity. Recent work revolves around deception, machine learning, network behavior analysis, and behavioral modeling. Tsikerdekis has a PhD in informatics from Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Maria
Cahill
maria.cahill@uky.edu
859-218-2293
355 Lucille Little Library
Sean
Burns
sean.burns@uky.edu
859-218-2296
327 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

C. Sean Burns (Ph.D., 2013, University of Missouri) is an assistant professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. He conducts research in scientific communication and publishing and is above all interested in how information and communication technologies influence the expectations and practices of scientists and information professionals, such as academic librarians. Dr. Burns's particular curiosity is with how the creation of information, where that specifically applies to knowledge management practices, and the production and dissemination of information, where that refers to authorship, peer review, information storage and retrieval, and other social and technological elements, shape these expectations and practices.

Melissa
Adler
melissa.adler@uky.edu
859-218-2294
341 Lucille Little Library
Namjoo
Choi
namjoo.choi@uky.edu
859-257-4113
352 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

Short bio: Namjoo Choi is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. in Informatics from the University at Albany, State University of New York. His research interests include online communities, free/libre open source software, and technology adoption and post-adoption. His research work has been published in top-tier journals in both library science and information systems fields such as IEEE Software, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Library & Information Science Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems. He also has received research honors including Outstanding and Highly Commended Paper Awards from Emerald, and Distinguished Dissertation Award from SUNY at Albany.

Jeff
Huber
jeffrey.huber@uky.edu
859-257-2334
323 Lucille Little Library (LCLI)
Bio: 

Jeff Huber is Director and Professor, School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky.  He has spent more than 25 years specializing in the provision of health information.  Much of his research focuses on health information outreach/health information literacy programming for marginalized or underserved populations.  His work has also focused on the social construction of various health conditions as well as issues associated with health information retrieval.  He primarily teaches courses related to his research agenda.  Huber received the College Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2011-2012 and the Medical Library Association Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award in 2016.

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