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Barriage, Sarah

Assistant Professor

sarah.barriage [at]

PhD in Communication, Information & Library Studies
350 Little Fine Arts Library
Research interests: Information, media, and technology practices of children & youth; Child-centered librarianship; Social justice in information institutions; Qualitative research methods

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Benguria, Kari

Faculty Lecturer

kari.benguria [at]

Ph.D. in Education, Emphasis in Instructional Technology

Phone: 859-218-3413

Office Address: 310E Little Fine Arts Library

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Bloch, Beth

Assistant Professor

beth.s.bloch [at]

PhD in Information Sciences
320 Little Lucile Fine Arts Library 
Dr. Bloch's research meets at the intersection of health, technology, information systems, and values.

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Brown, Drew

drew.brown [at]

Marketing and Communications Specialist
310 Little Library Building

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Buntin, Will

Assistant Director
319 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone: (859) 257-3317
will.buntin [at]

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Burke, Heather

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Student Affairs Officer
320 Little Fine Arts Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506


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Burns, Sean

Associate Professor

sean.burns [at]

Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technologies
327 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone number: (859)218-2296
Research areas: Scholarly communication, information retrieval, academic libraries

Personal website:

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Cahill, Maria

Associate Professor

maria.cahill [at]

Ph.D. in Literacy Education
355 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone number: (859) 218-2293
Research interests: school librarianship and school media, literacy, education

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Choi, Namjoo

Associate Professor

namjoo.choi [at]

Ph.D. in Informatics
339 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone: (859) 257-4113
Research areas: Open Source Software, Online Communities, and Social Media.

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Clarkson, Melissa

Assistant Professor

mclarkson [at]
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building, room 230C
  • 859-323-7232
  • Joint Appointment with the Division of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Research Interests: Knowledge representation and Data integration, Human-information interaction, Biomedical ontologies
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Cooper, Troy

Assistant Professor

troy.cooper [at]

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. in Communication
Phone: 859-257-9589
Office Address: 332 Little Fine Arts Library

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Davies, Conrad

Faculty Lecturer

conrad.davies [at]

M.A. in Communication
Phone: 859-218-3410
Office Address: 310 Little Fine Arts Library

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DeVito, Allyson

Faculty Lecturer

allydevito [at]

Ph.D. in Communication & Information
Phone: 859-218-3347
Office Address: 310E Little Fine Arts Library

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DeWitt, Ashley

Faculty Lecturer

ashdewitt [at]

Master's, Library and Information Science
320 Little Fine Arts Library
(859) 218-2290
Research areas: Information literacy, library history, gender and librarianship.

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DiGiacomo, Daniela

Assistant Professor

daniela.digiacomo [at]

Ph.D. in Education (Learning Sciences and Human Development)
352 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone: 859-257-5894
Dr. DiGiacomo’s program of research focuses on how to design formal and informal learning settings in ways that support and extend young people’s lived experiences, interests, and expertise. As a learning scientist trained in the sociocultural tradition, her scholarship is guided by a commitment to pursuing research that is both just-conferring and humanizing-- research that proceeds with the assumption that diversity is a resource to be leveraged, rather than a problem to be solved.

Faculty Affiliations at UK: Social Theory Research Group, Center for Equality and Social Justice, P20 Learning and Motivation Lab

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Espinoza-Vasquez, Fatima

Assistant Professor

Fatima.EspinozaVasquez [at]

PhD in Information Science and Technology
316 Little Fine Arts Library Building
Phone: 859-218-2298
Research interests: ICTs, social movements, Latin America and political participation

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Frey, Kody

Assistant Professor

terrell.frey [at]

Ph.D. in Communication, University of Kentucky, 2019

326 Little Fine Arts Library

Phone: 859-257-5679

Research interests: instructional communication, speech communication, course assessment, interpersonal communication, communication technology

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Frisby, Brandi

Associate Professor

brandi.frisby [at]

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Communication and Information

Ph.D. in Communication Studies
Phone: 859-257-9470
Office Address: 310G Little Fine Arts Library

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Garrison, Meredith

Faculty Lecturer

meredith.king [at]

Phone: 859 218-0919

Office: 310M Little Fine Arts Library

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Gaur, Raj

Senior Lecturer

rgaur2 [at]

Ph.D. in Communication
Phone: 859-218-2692
Office Address: 115 Mcvey

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Greenhalgh, Spencer

Assistant Professor

spencer.greenhalgh [at]

PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
341 Little Fine Arts Library Bldg
Phone: (859) 218-2294

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Haggerty, Stephen

Senior Lecturer

stephen.haggerty [at]

Master's, Communication Studies

Senior Faculty Lecturer, CIS 111 Coordinator

Phone: 859-218-3414

Office Address: LCLI 310D

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Hartman, Chas

Senior Lecturer

cjhart2 [at]

Ph.D. in Communication
Phone: 859-218-3411
Office Address: 310D Little Fine Arts Library

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Huber, Jeff

Full Professor

jeffrey.huber [at]

Ph.D. in Library and Information Science
Director and Professor
323 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone: (859) 257-2334
Research areas: Health information resources and services, health information outreach, and health literacy.

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Joo, Soohyung

Associate Professor

soohyung.joo [at]

Ph.D. in Information Science
337 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone: 859-257-5942
Research areas:Digital libraries, information technology, interactive information retrieval, data mining.

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Kaufmann, Renee

Assistant Professor

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PhD in Communication

335 Little Fine Arts Library

Phone: 859-323-4717

Research areas: communication technologies, instructional communication

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Lawrence, Amanda

Faculty Lecturer

amanda.lawrence13 [at]

326 Little Library Building

Phone: 859-257-5679

Research interests: instructional communication, training and development, business and professional communication

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LeFebvre, Luke

Assistant Professor

luke.lefebvre [at]

PhD in Communication 
320 Little Fine Arts Library 
Research Interests: Innovative and foundational communication education, instructional communication, pedagogical practices, and communication technology.

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Martin, Joe

Faculty Lecturer

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Joe Martin (Th.M., M.Div., Ph.D.) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky.

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Oltmann, Shannon

Associate Professor

shannon.oltmann [at]

Ph.D. in Information Science
343 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone: (859)-257-0788
Research areas: Access to information; intellectual freedom and censorship; information policy; privacy; and public libraries.

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Peer, Firaz

Assistant Professor

firazpeer [at]

PhD in Digital Media
320 Little Lucile Library
Research focuses on examining the ways in which data-centric and algorithmic systems construct and are in turn constructed by the communities they are designed for.

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Steckler, Rachel

Faculty Lecturer

rachel.steckler [at]

M.A. in Communication
Office: 310M Little Fine Arts Library
Phone: 859-218-0919
Research interests: healthcare, instructional communication

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Tamme, Sarah Jane

sarah.tamme [at]

Student Affairs Officer
ICT Admissions Coordinator
320 Little Fine Arts Library Bldg
Phone: (859) 218-0221

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Thompson, Evan

evanthomps4 [at]

Information Technology Specialist 
320 Little Lucile Library 
(859) 257-4109

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Troxell, Amber

amber.williams [at]

Administrative Services Assistant
Phone: 859-257-8370
Office Address: 325 Little Fine Arts Library

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Vallade, Jessalyn

Assistant Professor

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Director of Assessment

Ph.D. in Communication Studies

Phone: 859-218-3412

Office Address: 329 Little Fine Arts Library

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Watson, Fallon

Faculty Lecturer

fallon.watson [at]

Doctor of Psychology

Office: 310M Little Fine Arts Library

Research interests: organizational leadership

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Zeadally, Sherali

Associate Professor

szeadally [at]

Ph.D. in Computer Science
University Research Professor (conferred May 2016)
315 Little Fine Arts Library
Phone number: (859) 218-2299
Research areas: Cybersecurity, privacy, Internet of Things, computer networks, mobile computing, energy-efficient networking