Alumni of the UMD iSchool's Ph.D. Program

Edward Summers

Joohee Choi

Karen Boyd 

Gagan Jindal 

Fiona Jardine

  • Year of Graduation: 2020
  • First placement: Masters of Science in Nursing student at the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University; ALPP Advanced Lactation Consultant; Certified Postpartum Doula; Editor; Adjunct at the University of Maryland's iSchool
  • Dissertation Title: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The Lived Experiences of Exclusive Pumpers
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Beth St. Jean

    Andrew Casertano

    Lesley Langa

    Elizabeth Warrick

    P. Kenyon Crowley

    Lisa M Federer

    Lingzi Hong

    Christie Kodama

    Myeong Lee

    Alina Goldman Striner

    Zahra Ashktorab

    Rebecca Follman

    Chi Young Oh

    Jyothi Vinjumur

    Amanda Waugh

    Ning Gao

    Brenna McNally

    Xu Meng

    Anthony James Pellicone

    Christina Pikas

    Jinyoung Kim

    Yurong He

    Elizabeth Bonsignore 

    Jeffery DiScala

    Anne Bowser

    Chad Doran

    Ursula Gorham-Oscilowski

    Brian Real

    Natalie Taylor

    Tan Xu

    Elizabeth Foss

    Jessica Koepfler

    Irene Eleta Mogollon

    Susan Copeland Wilson

    Dana Rotman

    An-Shou Cheng

    Gregory Walsh

    Kathryn Newton Lawley

    Chia-jung Tsui

    Pengyi Zhang

    Rachael Leigh Bradley

    Xiaoli Huang

    Sheri Anita Massey

    Miriam Matteson

    Philip Fei Wu

    Yejun Wu

    Soojung Kim

    Kara Anne Reuter

    Jinmook Kim

    Martha Patricia Verdines-Arredondo

    Jianqiang Wang

    Jin Soo Chung

    Ana Flavia Fonseca

    • Year of Graduation: 2003
    • First Placement: University of Maryland, University College.
    • Dissertation Title: The Effect of an Integrated Knowledge Management Architecture on Organizational Performance and Impact: The Case of the World Bank
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dagobert Soergel

    Wiwat Puntai

    • Year of Graduation: 2003
    • First Placement: Mahidol University, Thailand
    • Dissertation Title: Evaluating Web-based Instructional Messages According to Principles of Instructional Design: A Content Analysis
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dagobert Soergel & Dr. Delia Neuman

    Anthony Y. Tse

    • Year of Graduation: 2003
    • Dissertation Title: Identifying and Characterizing a Consumer Medical Vocabulary
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dagobert Soergel

    Anita H. Komlodi

    • Year of Graduation: 2002
    • First Placement: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • Dissertation Title: Search History for User Support in Information-Seeking Interfaces
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dagobert Soergel

    Emily E. Marsh

    • Year of Graduation: 2002
    • Dissertation Title: Rhetorical Relationships between Images and Text in Webpages
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dagobert Soergel

    Laura Slaughter

    • Year of Graduation: 2002
    • First Placement: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
    • Dissertation Title: Semantic Relationships in Health Consumer Questions and Physicians Answers: A Basis for Representing Medical Knowledge for Concept Exploration Interfaces
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dagobert Soergel and Dr. Marilyn White

    Lisl Zach

    • Year of Graduation: 2002
    • First Placement: Louisiana State University
    • Dissertation Title: When Is "Enough" Enough: An Investigation of the Information-Seeking Behavior of Senior Arts Administrators
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abels

    Allen Brewer

    • Year of Graduation: 2000
    • Dissertation Title: Deterministic Inductive Logic: A Multi-valued Logic for Reasoning about Categories
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Walston

    Wei Ding

    • Year of Graduation: 1999
    • Dissertation Title: Cognitive Processing of Multimodal Surrogates for Video Browsing
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel and Dr. Marchionini

    Karla Hahn

    • Year of Graduation: 1999
    • First Placement: University Library System, University of Maryland
    • Dissertation Title: Electronic Journals as Innovations: A Study of Author and Editor Early Adopters
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. White

    Susan Claire Boerner

    • Year of Graduation: 1998
    • First Placement: Capital College
    • Dissertation Title: A Study of Novice Searchers' Evolving Task and Topic Knowledge
    • Faculty Advisor Dr. Soergel and Dr. White

    Huei Chung Lee

    • Year of Graduation: 1998
    • First Placement: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • Dissertation Title: Cognitive Processes in Document-Oriented Indexing
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Deborah Kay Barreau

    • Year of Graduation: 1997
    • First Placement: Catholic University of America
    • Dissertation Title: Information Systems for Organizations and the Problem of Ephemeral Information
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marchionini

    Danuta A. Nitecki

    • Year of Graduation: 1995
    • First Placement: University Library System, University of Maryland
    • Dissertation Title: An Assessment of the Applicability of SERVQUAL Dimensions as Customer-Based Criteria for Evaluating Quality of Services in an Academic Library
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wasserman

    Peiling Wang

    • Year of Graduation: 1994
    • First Placement: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Dissertation Title: A Cognitive Model of Document Selection of Real Users in Information Retrieval Systems
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Valerie Florance

    • Year of Graduation: 1994
    • First Placement: University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Dissertation Title: A Clinical Extract of Biomedical Literature for Patient-Centered Problem Solving
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marchionini

    Peter John Evans

    • Year of Graduation: 1993
    • First Placement: Deakin University, Australia
    • Dissertation Title: The Enabling and Disabling Effects of a Hypermedia Information Environment on Information-Seeking and Use in an Undergraduate Course (Perseus Database)
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marchionini

    Peter Liebscher

    • Year of Graduation: 1993
    • First Placement: Long Island University
    • Dissertation Title: Information-Seeking in Hypertext: Multiple Access Methods in a Full-Text Hypertext Database
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marchionini

    Xia Lin

    • Year of Graduation: 1993
    • First Placement: Drexel University
    • Dissertation Title: Self-Organizing Semantic Maps as Graphical Interfaces for Information Retrieval
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marchionini and Dr. Soergel

    Mu-Hsuan Huang

    • Year of Graduation: 1992
    • First Placement: National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    • Dissertation Title: Pausing Behavior of End-Users in Online Searching
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. White

    Paul Solomon

    • Year of Graduation: 1991
    • First Placement: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Dissertation Title: Information Systems for Children: Explorations in Information Access and Interface Usability for an Online Catalog in an Elementary School Library
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Nancy Daniel Wright

    • Year of Graduation: 1991
    • First Placement: National Library of Medicine
    • Dissertation Title: A Citation Context Analysis of Retracted Scientific Articles (Retractions, Bibliometrics)
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kidd

    Sybille Anna Jagusch

    • Year of Graduation: 1990
    • First Placement: Library of Congress
    • Dissertation Title: First Among Equals: Caroline M. Hewins and Anne C. Moore. Foundations of Library Work with Children
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Macleod

    Wendy Ann Simmons

    • Year of Graduation: 1990
    • First Placement: U.S. Department of State
    • Dissertation Title: Volunteer Intermediaries in Rural Information Services: A Study of Seke District, Zimbabwe (Legal Assistants)
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kidd

    Xianhua Wang

    • Year of Graduation: 1990
    • First Placement: University of Wisconsin-WhiteWater
    • Dissertation Title: Knowledge-Based Selection of Databases: An Algorithm and Its Evaluation (Online Searching, System Design)
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Diane Ledbetter Barlow

    • Year of Graduation: 1989
    • First Placement: University of Maryland, College Park
    • Dissertation Title: The Communication of Science Information to Children Through Trade Books: The Nature of Authorship (Children's Literature)
    • Faculty Advisor Dr. Macleod

    Rebecca Joyce Green

    • Year of Graduation: 1989
    • First Placement: University of Maryland, College Park
    • Dissertation Title: The Expression of Syntagmatic Relationships in Frame-Based Indexing
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. White

    Helen Ruth Tibbo

    • Year of Graduation: 1989
    • First Placement: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • Dissertation Title: Abstracts, Online Searching, and the Humanities: An Analysis of the Structure and Content of Abstracts of Historical Discourse
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kidd

    Brigitte Duces

    • Year of Graduation: 1985
    • First Placement: World Bank
    • Dissertation Title: The Role of Information in the Adoption of Agricultural Innovations (Diffusion, Decision-Making)
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Arthuree Rosemille Mclaughlin Wright

    • Year of Graduation: 1985
    • First Placement: Howard University
    • Dissertation Title: Access to Publication Channels in Urban Education: An Assessment of Authorship and Citation Patterns
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kidd

    Lee Putnam

    • Year of Graduation: 1983
    • First Placement: University of Hawaii-Manoa
    • Dissertation Title: Organization Structure and Work Group Performance
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wasserman

    Raya Fidel

    • Year of Graduation: 1982
    • First Placement: University of Washington
    • Dissertation Title: Constructing a Pattern Model of Man-Machine Interaction in Online Literature Searching
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Mahvash Keshmiri Momeni

    • Year of Graduation: 1982
    • First Placement: Washington Gas
    • Dissertation Title: Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Adaptations of the Dewey Decimal Classification in the Middle East
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wellisch

    Benedict Onyechinyere Igwe

    • Year of Graduation: 1981
    • First Placement: Washington Gas
    • Dissertation Title: The Values of the Librarian: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Students of Library and Information Science in the United States and Nigeria
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wasserman

    Alexis Jean Jamieson

    • Year of Graduation: 1981
    • Dissertation Title: Comprehension of Entries in Printed Indexes
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Sinikka Pirjo Koskiala

    • Year of Graduation: 1980
    • First Placement: Tampere University of Technology, Finland
    • Dissertation Title: Flow of Technical Information Through the Industrial Information Services in Finland
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Andrea Michele Burgard

    • Year of Graduation: 1979
    • Dissertation Title: Annual Reviews as Indicators of the Developing Structure of Scientific Disciplines
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kidd

    Tamas Endre Doszkocs

    • Year of Graduation: 1979
    • First Placement: National Library of Medicine
    • Dissertation Title: AID, An Associative Interactive Dictionary for Online Bibliographic Searching
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kidd

    Richard Harold Lytle

    • Year of Graduation: 1979
    • Dissertation Title: Subject Retrieval in Archives: A Comparison of the Provenance and Content Indexing Methods
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Dennis Damian McDonald

    • Year of Graduation: 1979
    • First Placement: Westat Research in Rockville Maryland
    • Dissertation Title: Interactions Between Scientists and the Journal Publishing Process
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kidd

    Karen Brounstein Levitan

    • Year of Graduation: 1976
    • Dissertation Title: Functions of Scientific Societies: Views of Biomedical Scientists
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Katherine Helen Packer

    • Year of Graduation: 1975
    • First Placement: University of Toronto, Canada
    • Dissertation Title: Methods Used by Chemists and Chemical Engineers in Canadian Universities to Maintain Current Awareness with Special Reference to the Use of SDI Systems
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Soergel

    Hans Hanan Wellisch

    • Year of Graduation: 1975
    • First Placement: University of Maryland, College Park
    • Dissertation Title: The Conversion of Scripts: Its Nature, History and Utilization with Particular Reference to Bibliographic Control
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Heilprin

    Evelyn Hope Daniel

    • Year of Graduation: 1974
    • First Placement: University of Toronto, Canada
    • Dissertation Title: The Organizational Position of School Media Centers: An Analysis of the Role of the School Library and the School Librarian
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Reynolds

    Elaine Carol Frank Sloan

    • Year of Graduation: 1973
    • First Placement: Columbia University
    • Dissertation Title: The Organization of Collection Development in Large University Research Libraries
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wasserman

    Jane Borsch Robbins

    • Year of Graduation: 1972
    • First Placement: University of Pittsburgh
    • Dissertation Title: Policy Formation in American Public Libraries: Effects of Citizen Participation
    • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wasserman

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