Skip Navigation
Phone directory
*To search for student contact information, login to FlashLine and choose the "Directory" icon in the FlashLine masthead (blue bar).

Faculty & Staff

Interim Director
Professor and Interim Director of SLIS
jfruit@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0890
Full-Time Faculty
Goodyear Professor, Knowledge Management

Research Areas:

  • Knowledge Architectures and Knowledge Engineering
  • Search System Design/Architecture
  • Semantic Analysis Methods
  • Communities of Practice
Assistant Professor, Columbus
bboon1@kent.edu
Phone: 614-291-1007

Research Areas:

  • Online Teaching & Learning
  • Public Library Services
  • Small Community Libraries
  • Children's Services
Associate Professor
gbyerly@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • Information Access and Literacy
  • Web Resources for Children and Young Adults
  • Distributed Education
  • Networks and Consortia
Professor
tfroehli@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-5840

Research Areas:

  • Usability of Information Systems, Interfaces, Products, and Services
  • Social Epistemology and Relevance Criteria in Information Retrieval Systems
  • Ethical Concerns of the Information Professions
  • Information Technologies in Libraries and Information Centers
Associate Professor
kgracy@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0049

Research Areas:

  • Digital Preservation, Preservation Education
  • Preservation of Moving Images
  • Social Contexts of Information Creation and Use, Focusing on Ethics and Values
  • Information Policy, Focusing on Intellectual Property Issues
Assistant Professor
lhajibay@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2872

Research Areas:

  • Information Representation and Organization
  • Metadata Schemas
  • Information Architecture
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
Associate Professor
sharper1@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-5849

Research Areas:

  • School Library Administration
  • School Library Evaluation
Professor
chudak3@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-1913

Research Areas:

  • Health Informatics, Management, and Policy
  • Organizational Theory
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Society and Technology
Assistant Professor
flamber1@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • Community and e-Government Informatics and Information Seeking
  • Web Log Analysis, Informetrics
  • Government Information
  • Social Shaping of Technology
Assistant Professor
kflatham@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • Museology
  • Document Studies
  • Lived Experience of Materiality
  • Phenomenological Research Methods
Lecturer, Columbus
nlensenm@kent.edu
Phone: 614-291-1012

Research Areas:

  • Reference and Information Services
  • International Librarianship
  • Non-traditional LIS Careers
  • Public and Special Libraries
Assistant Professor
mmarten3@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • Publishing for young readers, genre construction and the commodification of books, international children’s literature, and transnational publishing
  • Youth services librarianship, reviews, awards, the literary canon and arbiters of taste
  • Children’s information seeking behavior
  • Gendered professions within publishing and librarianship for young readers
Assistant Professor, Columbus
mmattes1@kent.edu
Phone: 614-291-1006

Research Areas:

  • Library Management
  • Groups & Teams in Libraries / Small Group Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Academic Libraries
Assistant Professor
rmeehan3@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • Health Informatics
  • Medical Sociology
  • Gerontology
  • UXD- Experience Design Research
Associate Lecturer
mnichol1@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0029

Research Areas:

  • Teen Library Materials and Services
  • School-Age Library Materials and Services
  • Public Library Services
  • Marketing Library Services
Associate Professor
drobins@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • Information Architecture
  • Visual Explanations of Complex Constructs
  • User Interaction with Information Systems
Assistant Professor
droland1@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • Information Behavior of Clergy in the Routine Task of Sermon Preparation
  • Influence of Sermons in the Social Construction of Knowledge
Associate Professor
asalaba@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0023

Research Areas:

  • Organization of Information: Descriptive and Subject Cataloging, Metadata
  • Knowledge Organization Systems: Thesauri, Classification Systems, Taxonomies
  • Subject Access to Information
  • Information-Seeking Behavior
Assistant Professor
psherma4@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2782

Research Areas:

  • User Experience and Usability Research, Design and Evaluation
  • Interaction and Visual Design Management
  • Digital Asset Management
Assistant Professor
csmit141@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2116

Research Areas:

  • Psychology of Information Search
  • Search Behavior, Expertise, & Education
  • Design of Interactive Retrieval Systems
  • Digital Libraries
Associate Professor
dwicks@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0011

Research Areas:

  • Information-Seeking Behavior of Clergy
  • Access to Information for Senior Populations
  • Information and Religion
Professor
mzeng@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0009

Research Areas:

  • Knowledge Organization and Representation; Thesaurus, Taxonomy, Ontology
  • Linked Data; Metadata
  • Database Quality Control
  • Multilingual & Multicultural Information Processing
Professor
yzhang4@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0010

Research Areas:

  • Information Uses and Users
  • Information-Seeking Behavior
  • Information Organization
  • Database Systems and Design
Text Only Options

Top of page


Text Only Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a UsableNet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.