Faculty

Yvonne Chandler 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E295E
Phone: (940) 565-3777
Email: Yvonne.Chandler@unt.edu

B.A., Clark College
M.S., Atlanta University
Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Research & Activities of Interest

Legal Information Services and Research
Internet Resources and Services
Education for Library and Information Sciences

Hsia-Ching (Carrie) Chang 
Assistant Professor
Office: Discovery Park E295L
Phone: (940) 565-4253
Email: Hsia-Ching.Chang@unt.edu

B.A., National Taipei University, Taiwan
M.A., National Taipei University, Taiwan
M.S., State University of New York, Albany
Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany

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Research & Activities of Interest

Adoption/Diffusion of Social Media
Business Analytics
Knowledge/Science Mapping
Cloud Computing Security
Bibliometrics/Scientometrics/Webometrics
Information Architecture
Human Information Interaction

Jiangping Chen 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E297J
Phone: (940) 369-8393
Email: Jiangping.Chen@unt.edu

B.S., Wuhan University, China
M.S., Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ph.D., Syracuse University

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Digital Libraries
Multilingual Information Access and Service
Information Systems Design and Analysis

Ana Cleveland 
Regents Professor
Office: Discovery Park E297E
Phone: (940) 565-3559
Email: Ana.Cleveland@unt.edu

B.S., University of Texas
M.S., Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

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Medical Informatics

Donald Cleveland 
Professor Emeritus
Office: Discovery Park E292B
Phone: (940) 565-2445
Email: Donald.Cleveland@unt.edu

B.A., Howard Payne College 
M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

 

Yunfei Du 
Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean
Office: Discovery Park E296P
Phone: (940) 369-8093
Email: Yunfei.Du@unt.edu

B. S., Anhui Normal University, China
B. A., Nanjing University, China
MLS, Ph.D., University of North Texas

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Academic Libraries
International Librarianship
Learning Styles
eLearning

Larry Enoch 
Senior Lecturer
Office: Discovery Park E295P
Phone: (940) 565-2760
Email: Lawrence.Enoch@unt.edu

B.S. Kansas State University
M.L.S. North Texas State University
Ph.D. University of North Texas

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Research & Activities of Interest

Information Organization
Design Theory
Information Access
Special Libraries

Elizabeth Figa 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E295L
Phone: (940) 565-2187
Email: Elizabeth.Figa@unt.edu

B.S., DePauw University
M.S., Illinois State University
M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Research & Activities of Interest

Ethnographic Study of Information Retrieval and Information Behavior
Ethnographic Study of Storytelling and the Oral Tradition
Narrative Analysis
Historical Research Methods

Martin Halbert 
Associate Professor, Dean of Libraries
Office: Willis Library Room 222
Phone: 940-565-3025
Email: Martin.Halbert@unt.edu

B.A. Rice University
M.L.I.S., University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D., Emory University

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Research & Activities of Interest

Digital Libraries
Digital Preservation
Digital Scholarship
Library Leadership

Suliman Hawamdeh 
Professor, Department Chair
Office: Discovery Park E292D
Phone: (940) 565-3690
Email: Suliman.Hawamdeh@unt.edu

B.S. Birzeit University
M.L.S. University of Michigan
Ph.D. University of Sheffield

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Research & Activities of Interest

Knowledge Management
Library Services and Digital Resource Management
Content, Document and Records Management
Learning Organization and Organizational Learning

Jeonghyun "Annie" Kim 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E297G
Phone: 940.369.5408
Email: Jeonghyun.Kim@unt.edu

Ph.D. Rutgers University
M.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea
B.A. Ewha Womans University, Korea

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Data Curation and Management
Information Behavior & Interaction
Library & Information Science Education

Shawne D. Miksa 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E297N
Phone: (940) 565-3560
Email: Shawne.Miksa@unt.edu

B.A., University of Central Florida
M.L.S., Florida State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

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Organization, Control, and access to information resources
Theory development in LIS
Information behavior
Bibliometrics and scholarly and scientific communication
History and foundation of library and information sciences, history of science
LIS education in information organization

William Moen

William Moen 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park B201B
Phone: (940) 565-2473
Email: William.Moen@unt.edu

B.A., Philosophy, University of Montana
M.L.S., Lousiana State University
Ph.D., Information Transfer, Syracuse University

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Research & Activities of Interest

Information Organization
Metadata
Digital Repositories
Networked Information Discovery & Retrieval
Information Technology Standards Development & Implementation
Information Policy
Evaluation

Brian O'Connor 
Professor
Office: Discovery Park E295N
Phone: (940) 565-2347
Email: Brian.O'Connor@unt.edu

A.B. Greek and Latin, Dartmouth College
M.A., Film, Montclair University
M.L.I.S., Library and Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., University of California

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Research & Activities of Interest

Image Document Access
Information Seeking Behavior
Browsing, Representation of Questions and Documents

Guillermo Oyarce

Guillermo Oyarce 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E295G
Phone: (940) 565-3564
Email: Guillermo.Oyarce@unt.edu

B.S., Physics, University of North Texas
M.S., Technology and Cognition, University of North Texas
Ph.D., Information Sciences, University of North Texas

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Research & Activities of Interest

Information Retrieval Systems
Feature Selection
Human Computer Interaction: Direct Manipulation in IR and Visualization
Cognitive Issues in Distributed Networks and the Digital Library

Jodi Philbrick 
Lecturer
Office: Discovery Park E295J
Phone: (940) 369-5880
Email: Jodi.Philbrick@unt.edu

B.A., University of Houston
M.S.L.S., University of North Texas
Ph.D., University of North Texas

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Research & Activities of Interest

Health Informatics
Health Sciences Libraries
Competencies for Information Professionals
Social Media, Mobile Technology, and Information Access

Barbara Schultz-Jones

Barbara Schultz-Jones 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E296G
Phone: (940) 369-8081
Email: Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu

Ph.D., University of North Texas 
M.S.L.S., University of North Texas 
B.A., University of British Columbia

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Cataloging
Automation systems
Collaboration networks
Information behavior in context
Social network analysis 

Daniella Smith 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E296E
Phone: 940.565.3569
Email: Daniella.Smith@unt.edu

Ph.D. Florida State University
M.S. Florida State University
B.S. Florida State University

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School Libraries
Children and Young Adult Services in Libraries
Library and Information Science Education
Information Seeking Behaviors
Educational Technology 
Social Media Analysis
Distance Learning

 

Phil Turner 
Professor Emeritus
Office: Discovery Park 
Phone: 
Email: Philip.Turner@unt.edu

B.S., Mathematics, Boston State College 
M.S., Inst. Tech, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse 
M.S.L.S., Lib. Science, Texas A&M, Commerce 
Ed.D., Inst. Tech., Texas A&M

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Communications
Special Materials Audio Visual
Telecommunications
Management of Libraries and Information Centers, School Media
Research Methods

Michele A. L. Villagran 
Lecturer
Phone: (626) 703-1903
Email: Michele.Villagran@unt.edu

B.S.B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
M.S.L.S., University of North Texas 
M.B.A., University of North Texas
M.D.R., Pepperdine University
Ed.D., Org. Leadership, Pepperdine University

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Research & Activities of Interest

Legal Information Services and Research
Diversity Issues/Cultural Intelligence
Conflict Management/Dispute Resolution
Competitive Intelligence
Special Libraries
Organizational Leadership/Organizational Behavior
Management of Libraries and Information Agencies

Xin Wang
Lecturer
Office: Discovery Park E296L
Phone: (940) 369-5983
Email: Xin.Wang@unt.edu

Ph.D., University of Missouri 
M.L.S., University of Missouri 
B.A., Shanxi University, China

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Usability & User Experience Research
Health Informatics
Human Computer Interaction
Image System Design

Maurice Wheeler 
Associate Professor
Office: Discovery Park E296N
Phone: (940) 369-8191
Email: Maurice.Wheeler@unt.edu

B.Mus., Shorter College
M.Mus., University of Michigan
M.I.L.S., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

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Management
Leadership
Organizational Culture
Diversity
Public Libraries

Oksana Zavalina 
Associate Professor, Associate Director of Information Science Ph.D. Program 
Office: Discovery Park E298G
Phone: (940) 565-3776
Email: Oksana.Zavalina@unt.edu

B.S. LIS, Kiev State Institute of Culture (Ukraine)
M.L.I.S. Univ. of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Ph.D. Univ. of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

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Research & Activities of Interest

Information Organization, Access and Retrieval
Metadata, Cataloging and Classification
Subject Access
Semantic Web
Digital Libraries and Aggregations
Use of Information Systems