2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog 
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2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Information Studies Faculty

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Marilyn P. Arnone, Associate Research Professor; Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1992
Children’s curiosity and learning, information literacy, creativity

Bahram Attaie, Assistant Professor of Practice
Computer Science, M.S.
Networking and database programming

Scott A. Bernard, Executive Professor
Ph.D., Virginia Tech., 2001
Enterprise architecture and capital planning, public and private sector chief information officers, federal policy development on information resources management

Susan M. Bonzi, Associate Professor; Faculty Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983
Image retrieval systems, bibliometrics, linguistic applications in information retrieval

Carlos E E. Caicedo Bastidas, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2009
Security, wireless networks, software development, telecommunications management

Kevin Crowston, Distinguished Professor of Information Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
Organizational implications of information technologies, electronic markets, computer-supported cooperative work with electronic commerce, open source software development, virtual organizations

Michael D’Eredita, Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1998
Organizational learning and change, skill acquisition, high performance (virtual) teams

Jason Dedrick, Associate Professor
Management, Ph.D.
Economic development, industrial policy, technology diffusion, globalization of IT

David Dischiave, Director, Global Enterprise Technology (GET) and Bachelor of Science in Systems and Information Science (SIS); Associate Professor of Practice
M.S., Regis University, 2003
Experiential learning in the classroom, process and data modeling techniques, object-oriented software engineering principles and database management systems

Susan Dischiave, Director, Bachelor of Science in Information Management and Technology; Associate Professor of Practice
M.S., Regis University, 2003
Experiential learning in the classroom, process and data modeling techniques, object-oriented software engineering principles and database management systems

Paul B. Gandel, Director, Doctorate of Professional Studies - Information Management; Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse, 1986
Management of information systems, library administration and services, software engineering, information policy, and visualization of information

Martha A. Garcia-Murillo, Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1998
Policy, regulation, telecommunications, infrastructure, access

Robert Heckman, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993
Emergent leadership in virtual teams, distance learning, teaching and learning strategies for information professionals

Renee F. Hill, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2006
School media specialist preparation, censorship in public and private schools, library history, increasing the level of participation of underrepresented ethnic groups in library and information science education

Yun Huang, Research Assistant Professor Jill Hurst-Wahl, Director, MS in Library & Information Science and School Media programs; Associate Professor of Practice
M.L.S., University of Maryland, 1983
Library science, information technology, entrepreneurship, business intelligence, digitization

Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, Associate Professor
Ph.D., York University, 1995
Strategic management of IT, assessment of strategic risks and opportunities of information and communication technologies, social implications of IT

Bruce R. Kingma, Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1989
Economics of information, digital library economics, cost-benefit analysis

Barbara Kwasnik, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1989
Classification theory, research methods for classification, genre, naming, knowledge organization

R. David Lankes, Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1999
Digital libraries for education, digital reference, metadata, education information

Kenneth Lavender, Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1972
Rare books, preservation, digital reference, preservation of information, and digital reference services

Elizabeth D. Liddy, Dean and Trustee Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1988
Natural Language Processing (NLP), cross-language retrieval, data mining, text mining, automatic metadata generation, health informatics

Ian MacInnes, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1998
Information industry strategy, electronic commerce compatibility standards, international business, convergence, telecommunications

Nancy McCracken, Research Associate Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1979
Natural language processing, information extraction, question answering, knowledge representation, and machine learning

Lee W. McKnight, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
Wireless grids, nomadicity, convergence of the Internet and telecommunications industries, Internet economics and policy, national and international technology policy

David Molta, Associate Professor of Practice
M.P.A., University of North Texas, 1982
Mobile and wireless information systems, technology education, network systems design and management

Paul Morarescu, Assistant Professor

Milton L. Mueller, Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Telecommunications industry liberalization, Internet governance, domain names and trademarks, broadband regulation, globalization and trade in telecom and audiovisual services, telephone numbering resources, international institutions governing communication and information

Scott R. Nicholson, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2000
Data warehousing, data mining, bibliomining process, web search tools, new methods for distance education

Michael S. Nilan, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington
Virtual communities, user-based system design, cognitive behavior, information seeking and use, knowledge management, intranets as collaborative virtual environments, functional linguistic structures for data organizations

Deborah Nosky, Assistant Professor of Practice

Megan Oakleaf, Director of Instructional Design; Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2006
Evolution and assessment of information services; theories, methods, and assessment of user education; information literacy frameworks and instruction; information services in academic libraries

Carsten S. Oesterlund, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
Distributed and virtual work, organizational learning and knowledge, IT use and organizational boundaries, document and genre analysis, computer-supported collaborative work

Joon S. Park, Associate Professor
Ph.D., George Mason University, 1999
Information and systems security; security policies, models, mechanisms, evaluation, survivability, and applications

Jian Qin, Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
Representation of learning objects, knowledge organization structure, organization of distributed information, knowledge discovery in bibliographic databases, scientific communication

Jeffrey H. Rubin, Associate Professor of Practice
M.S., Syracuse University, 1997
Content/knowledge management systems, web-based management tools (including log analysis), user behavior on the Internet

Steven B. Sawyer, Associate Dean for Research; Director, Ph.D. Program; Professor
D.B.A., Boston University, 1995
Social informatics, design and development of information systems, project management, role of information and communication technologies relative to organizational and social change

Carl Schramm, University Professor

Ruth V. Small, Meredith Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1986
Motivation, information literacy, distance learning

Marcene Sonneborn, Assistant Professor of Practice

Jeffrey M. Stanton, Senior Associate Dean, Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1997
Impacts of organizational behavior on information security, cognitive-affective models of motivation, evaluation and behavior, organizational and societal impacts of engineering, science and technology, research methods including psychometrics and statistics

Barbara Stripling, Assistant Professor of Practice

Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Associate Professor

Zixiang (Alex) Tan, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1996
Applications and implications of technology, telecommunications, governmental policy and regulations, wireless networking

Arthur Thomas, Director: MS in Information Management, MS in Telecommunications & Network Management; Associate Professor of Practice
Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1990
Performance improvement, project management, data networking engineering, instructional design, information systems management

Howard Turtle, Research Associate Professor; Professor of Practice
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991
Design and implementation of retrieval systems, operating system support for large databases, text representation techniques, automatic classification, text and data mining, automated inference techniques

Murali Venkatesh, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1991
Broadband community network planning, reflective practice, planning and design of technological systems, applications for communities

Jun Wang, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006; Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1997
Socially intelligent computing, social tagging, visualization of statistical data

Yang Wang, Assistant Professor

Ozgur Yilmazel, Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2006
Natural language processing, software development, information access, information retrieval, text categorization

Bei Yu, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Text mining, opinion mining, media mining, political opinion and ideology

Ping Zhang, Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1995
Broad issues in human-computer interaction; individual responses to IT; affective, cognitive, and behavior aspects of human interaction with technology; user-centered information systems design and evaluation; business information visualization; technology-assisted education