Drs. Jeonghyun Kim and Shawne Miksa promoted to Full Professor

The Department of Information Science is delighted to announce that Drs. Jeonghyun Kim and Shawne Miksa have been promoted to the title of full professor.

Jeonghyun Kim
  Dr. Jeongyun "Annie" Kim

Having joined the Information Science Department in 2010, Dr. Kim has led the Digital Curation and Data Management Graduate Academic Certificate program, with the funding support coming from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

Additionally Dr. Kim’s research has delved into the challenges of digital stewardship, specifically in identifying gaps in digital stewardship capacity. Dr. Kim has seamlessly integrated studies on organizational policies and practices, community stakeholder engagement, and capacity building to ensure the long-term preservation and access to digital content. Her research has been published in esteemed academic journals, including the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Documentation, and Library & Information Science Research.

Dr. Kim has held the position of Editor-in-Chief for The Electronic Library journal since 2020. That same year, she was honored as the ASIS&T Outstanding Information Science Teacher. In 2021, Dr. Kim earned the distinction of being recognized as an ASIS&T Distinguished Member, a testament to her dedication to professional excellence. Currently, Dr. Kim is serving as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on three active IMLS grants.

Maurice Wheeler
                 Dr. Shawne Miksa

Dr. Miksa joined UNT in 2002 as an assistant professor after completing her doctorate in Library and Information Science at the School of Information Studies at Florida State University. In 2009 Dr. Miksa was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Dr. Miksa’s expertise is firmly rooted in information organization, particularly within the large bibliographic and authority databases used in libraries. An expert in information organization, including the cataloging and classification of all types of information resources, Dr. Miksa’s research has focused on organization and metadata standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2, MARC21, etc.), subject analysis and subject representation, authority control, knowledge classification systems (LCC, DDC, etc.) and best practices in cataloging education. She has published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Journal of Documentation, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (CCQ), and Journal of Library Metadata (JLM), among others, and serves on the editorial board of both CCQ and JLM.

Dr. Miksa has worked extensively with doctoral students in the Information Science PhD program, having chaired and co-chaired 26 dissertations to completion since 2006. From 2011 to 2013 she served as director of the Information Science Doctorate program teaching the two core doctoral courses (INFO 6000 and INFO 6700), as well as courses in Scholarly and Scientific communication and Theory Development within Library Information Science.

Having now attained the rank of Full Professor, Dr Miksa has fulfilled a long time career goal. “As a neurodivergent person my academic career has not been without its ups and down, both intellectually and emotionally. I hope it serves as a reminder that the scholarly road can be traveled, even when it feels like sometimes your mind works for you and sometimes against. Either way, success is achievable.”

Published September 13, 2023.