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Faculty Highlights

Publications, Presentations, Honors & Awards

The publications and presentations below showcase a sampling of the research efforts of our full-time faculty, along with recognition they've received in the form of prestigious awards, key appointments to professional boards and committees. You'll find many more on the main iSchool website.

Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received. Boon has received this award twice before.

Assistant Professor Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D., received the Monash University Faculty of Information Technology 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence in recognition of her outstanding doctoral thesis, “Culture in the continuum: YouTube, small stories and memory-making.” 

Associate Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., served as co-chair of the Archival Education and Research Institute international conference hosted by SLIS in Kent, Ohio, July 7-12, 2016.

Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., is co-author (with E.K. Jacob) of an article titled "An investigation of the levels of abstraction of tags across three resource genres," published in Information Processing & Management, 52(6), 1178-1187. doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2016.05.005

Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled "Designing an Innovative School Library Environment to Facilitate 21st Century Literacy Skills" at the 45th Annual International Conference incorporating 20th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship in Tokyo in August 2016.

Professor Christine A. Hudak, Ph.D., RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, was named assistant editor of the Online Learning Consortium’s premier journal, Online Learning (OLJ).

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., is first author on a paper titled "Evolving Repertoires: Digital Media Use in Contentious Politics," which was presented by co-author James Losey at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 10, 2016. The paper was also published in the online journal Communication and the Public 1(1), 39–55. 

Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., is co-author (with Tim Gorichanaz, Drexel University) of an article titled “Document phenomenology: a framework for holistic analysis,” published in the Journal of Documentation (2016), 72:6 , 1114-1133.http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JD-01-2016-0007

Associate Lecturer Nancy Lensenmayer, A.M.L.S., received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., is author of the book Publishers, readers, and digital engagement: Participatory forums and young adult publishing, published by Palgrave, Macmillan (London, England).

Association Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., was one of three researchers chosen to present her research on Work Engagement at the American Library Association Library Annual Conference. The session was titled “LRRT Research Forum: Connecting Research and Practice” and was sponsored by the Library Research Roundtable.

Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., is lead author (with D. Mon, K. Kelly, M. Rocca, G. Dickinson, J. Ritter, and C. Johnson) of an article titled "Increasing EHR system usability through standards: Conformance criteria in the HL7 EHR system-functional model,” published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Vol. 63, October 2016, Pg. 169-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2016.08.015

Senior Lecturer Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S., was appointed to the YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee (2017-2018).

Assistant Professor David Roll received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received.

Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., co-authored and updated the 4th edition of Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, which was previously authored by Lois Mai Chan. The new fourth edition (2016) conforms to the Library of Congress’ new standard for cataloging systems, Resource Description and Access (RDA).

Assistant Professor Paul Sherman, Ph.D., delivered a presentation titled "The Unicorn is dead: Soft skills trump coding skills" on June 16, 2016, at the EvolveUX Conference in San Francisco. 

Assistant Professor Catherine Smith, Ph.D., is lead author (with J. Gwizdka and H. Field) of an article titled "Exploring the use of query auto completion: Search behavior and query entry profiles," published in the proceedings of the 1st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’16), Chapel Hill, N.C.

Lecturer Ben Woods, M.S., delivered a keynote address on “Designing the Future of Libraries with UX” at a preconference workshop of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) annual conference in Wilmington, Ohio, on Oct. 27, 2016.

Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., is co-author (with M. Zhang, F.R. Sheu) of a paper titled "Understanding Twitter use by major LIS professional organizations in the U.S.Journal of Information Science," which won the ALISE Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award for 2017.

The second edition of Metadata, co-authored by Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Jian Qin, was released by ALA Neal Schuman Publishers and by Facet Publishing in London. The first edition was published in 2008. It has been called the “definitive text on metadata.”

POSTED: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:05pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:54pm