Our diverse faculty consists of 47 full-time and more than 100 adjunct professors whose research interests and expertise encompass a wide range of subject areas, including communications, computer science, economics, education, information science, library science, management, political science, psychology, public administration, and telecommunications.
Researchers examine the impact of information, technology and media literacies on children and adults at the iSchool's Center for Digital Literacy.
Each year, faculty projects receive more than $4 million in external funding from such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, as well as the Ford, Robert Wood Johnson, Andrew W. Mellon, and Robin Hood foundations. They work in several research centers, which allow faculty members from across the University campus to pool resources and talents to create new knowledge.
Our faculty members use their research to reform—or often times establish—policy and procedures at the local, national, and international levels. They serve as advisors and directors on governing boards for high profile organizations, including the United Nations, the Global Information Infrastructure Commission in Africa, the International Telecommunications Union, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, School Libraries Worldwide, and The Learning Channel.