The Syracuse University iSchool produces top-notch Ph.D.'s in Information Science and Technology. iSchool doctoral graduates build on our 40 year history of impact and innovation. Each graduate embodies the iSchool’s distinguishing characteristics of interdisciplinarity, the roles of information, and the contributions of technologies.
Graduates have developed skills in leading classes, participated in academic service, and pursued independent scholarship that is subject to review and approval by a committee of seven academics, including two from outside the faculty of the iSchool.
The following students are on the job market, and we encourage you to return often as this page is updated frequently.
221 Hinds Hall
I plan to defend my dissertation in Fall 2018. My dissertation examines the presence and role of values in knowledge organization standards.
Advisor: Barb Kwasnik
I defended my dissertation in December 2015. I'm currently working as an adjunct professor at Utica College's Computer Science department teaching online classes.
Advisor: Kevin Crowston
221 Hinds Hall
I plan to defend my thesis proposal in Fall 2017 and my thesis in Spring 2018.
My thesis explores the design and integration of crowd work in organizational settings.
Advisor: Kevin Crowston
I completed my dissertation in September 2015 and graduated from the PhD program in December 2015. My dissertation explores fostering higher order learning skills through experiential learning by game design within the library space. My academic training is in the information science field.
My primary research interest lies within the domain of computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) with a focus on digital youth. Much of my research revolves around the following themes: coding as a literacy, game design in experiential learning environments, exploration of learning theories in collaborative learning spaces, socio-technical approaches in learning environments; learner characteristics in distance learning, collaborative learning within the wireless grids sphere, role of libraries and librarians as learning facilitators in the networked world. One of my current goals is to link the explorations occurring in CSCL, with research and evolving practice models relating to libraries.
More recently, I have become very interested in the smart grid phenomenon. Exposure to this domain began with my graduate and postgraduate work with the smart grid research team at Syracuse University. However, my sustained interest was primarily catalyzed by the realization of its impact. From my view, smart grids can be considered as one of the biggest technological revolution happening within this decade. While this area does not fall within my primary research sphere, working in this arena has help me to become more nimble and adaptable as a researcher as well as offering me opportunities to hone my research skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Before joining the PhD program I taught as an adjunct instructor in courses related to digital libraries, data and content management, digital information retrieval, library systems and technologies. I maintained my teaching throughout the program. As a librarian I was mainly involved in the application of technologies to streamline operations. In my courses I draw upon my work experiences and bring real cases into the classroom. I am interested in teaching courses with a more technical spin; more specifically - database design and management, web development, web content management and research design for graduates.
Advisor: Scott Nicholson
Recently Placed Ph.D. Students
Lauren Britton has accepted a position as Assistant Professor - Emerging Media in the Communications school at Ithaca College, Ithaca NY, starting August 2017.
David has accepted an Assistant Professor of Practice position in the Computer Science Department at George Washington University in Washington DC, starting in July 2017. His focus will be to teach and research how students can learn computer science by making music and musical instruments.