Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., joined the SLIS faculty in 2010. Previously she had been a post-doctoral research associate at Rutgers University, working as co-PI with Dr. Nina Wacholder on a study funded by a Google Research Award. She completed her Ph.D. in Information Science at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information; she also received a Certificate in Cognitive Science from the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, an MBA from Simmons College, Boston, and a B.A. from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. Her research bridges information retrieval and human-computer interaction, centering on the psychology of interactive search and the design of adaptive search systems. She also is interested in search expertise and the design of systems that help users gain search skills. Smith designed, developed and launched the International Documentary Library Service, a database-driven digital library for documentary film, television and radio. Her experience also includes management in various capacities in banking and investment services, including systems, operations, marketing, and business strategy, for BankBoston.
Ph.D., Rutgers University; , M.B.A., Simmons College, Boston; , B.A., Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Psychology of Information Search, Search Behavior / Expertise / Education, Design of interactive Retrieval Systems, Digital Libraries