Classification Theory, Metadata, Comparative Studies of Knowledge Organization Practices and Structures, Interoperability, Versioning of Vocabularies and Schemes, Information and Provenance, Ethics and Intentionality in Indexing
Current Academic Appointments, Experience, and Affiliations
- Associate Professor, Information School, University of Washington 2013-Present
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Washington 2013-Present
- Member, Museology Interdisciplinary Faculty Group, University of Washington 2012-Present
- Textual Studies Faculty, University of Washington 2008-Present
- Associate, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia 2007-Present
- Affiliate Member, Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives, UBC 2005-Present
Current Administrative Appointments
- Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Information School, University of Washington 2016-Present
PAST ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS
- Director for Faculty Affairs, Information School, University of Washington 2014-2016
Visiting Academic Appointments, Experience, and Affiliations
- Invited Professor, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3 Spring 2016
- Visiting Scholar, Univerisade Estaudual Paulista, UNESP, São Paulo 2009, 2011, 2012
- Headley House Distinguished Visitor-in-Residence, Carleton College Spring 2008
- Visiting Scholar, Indiana University Summer 2007
Past Academic Appointments, Experience, and Affiliations
- Assistant Professor, University of Washington 2007-2013
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of Washington 2013-2013
- Research Associate, Institute for Innovation in Information Management, University of Washington 2007-2009
- Reviews Editor, Knowledge Organization 2008-2013
- Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia 2005-2007
- Associate Member, Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Sciences, University of British Columbia 2005-2007
- Pre-Doctoral Instructor, University of Washington 2003-2004
- Research Assistant, University of Washington 2001-2005
- Pre-Doctoral Lecturer, University of Washington 2001-2002
- PhD – Information School, University of Washington 2005
- Thesis: Conceptions of Subject Analysis: A Metatheoretical Investigation
- Specialist degree in LIS – School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University 2000
- Focus: Book History
- Thesis: Précis of a History of Knowledge Organization: Subject Classification, Indexing, Formal Systems, and Abstract Classification
- MLS – School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University 1999
- BA – Major: Religious Studies, Lawrence University 1998
- Thesis: Difference and Variance in Feminist Accounts of Shakerism
Professional Work Experience
- Reference and Instruction Librarian, Carleton College 2000-2001
- Reference Assistant, Indiana University Research Collections 1999-2000
- Instruction Assistant, Indiana University Undergraduate Library 1999-2000
Honors and Awards
- Invited Participant, invited to UCLA to participate in a by invitation only symposium on the politics of classification. 2017.
- Invited Professor, invited to Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3 to teach masters and PhD students; give a public lecture. Awarded $3800 for the trip. 2016.
- Best Paper Award for Theory and Methodology at the Digital Heritage 2015 Conference, for "Archival Metadata for Digital Cultural Heritage: Conceptual Provenance, Contextual Forensics, and the Authority of the Found Digital Object." (2015). In Proceedings of the Digital Cultural Heritage 2015 Conference. (Granada, Spain). One of three best papers.
- Coorientador, Menção Honrosa do Prêmio Capes de Tese 2014 da área de Ciências Sociais Aplicadas I, (Co- Advisor for the best dissertation of the year in Applied Sciences I. Awarded the CAPES). Dissertation by Natália Bolfarina Tognoli A construção teórica da Diplomática: em busca de uma sistematização de seus marcos teóricos como subsídio aos estudos arquivísticos. State University of São Paulo. 2014.
- Nominated for PROF Award,The PROF award is to recognize outstanding contributions to teaching made by tenure track faculty at the Information School. The PROF Award is a biennial award given in even years to recognize exemplary teaching by iSchool tenure track faculty. 2014.
- ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award Winner, for "The Strange Case of Eugenics: A Subject’s Ontogeny in a Long-Lived Classification Scheme and the Question of Collocative Integrity. " (2012). In Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63(7): 1350-1359. 2013.
- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico Visiting Scholar, invited to Univerisade Estaudual Paulista, São Paulo for a three-week research collaboration and teaching opportunity. Also consulted with faculty at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianópolis. Awarded $3000 USD for the trip. 2012.
- Conferencier for the Second Milwaukee Ethics of Information Organization Conference, invited to serve as emcee for the two-day conference, providing introductions, timing, and facilitating question and answer sessions. 2012.
- Nominated for PROF Award,The PROF award is to recognize outstanding contributions to teaching made by tenure track faculty at the Information School. The PROF Award is a biennial award given in even years to recognize exemplary teaching by iSchool tenure track faculty. 2012.
- iConference 2012 Best Poster Award, with Elisabeth A. Jones, one of five posters voted as the best out of 90 posters accepted to the conference. 2012.
- São Paulo State Research Foundation Visiting Scholar, invited to Univerisade Estaudual Paulista, São Paulo for a month of research collaboration; also conducted a weeklong PhD seminar in Knowledge Organization, lectured to the undergraduate class of archival science and librarianship students, and continued research work on domain analysis and indexing theory. Awarded $3000 USD for the trip. 2011.
- Nominated for PROF Award,The PROF award is to recognize outstanding contributions to teaching made by tenure track faculty at the Information School. The PROF Award is a biennial award given in even years to recognize exemplary teaching by iSchool tenure track faculty. 2010.
- São Paulo State Research Foundation Visiting Scholar, invited to Univerisade Estaudual Paulista, São Paulo for a week of research collaboration; also conducted a PhD seminar in Knowledge Organization, and inaugurated the ISKO-Brazil activity by speaking on Engaged Knowledge Organization. Awarded $1,500 USD for the trip. 2009.
- Headley House Distinguished Visitor-in-Residence, invited to Carleton College for a week of talks, panels, and class visits to discuss Knowledge Organization as a field of research, scholarship, and learning and how it relates to Liberal Arts education. 2008.
- Peter Wall Institute for Advance Student Infrastructure Award, one of ten Junior Early Career Scholars selected as part of the 2007-2008 cohort. Awarded $5,500.00 CAD in 2007, declined in order to move to the University of Washington and was subsequently made Honorary Early Career Scholar. 2007-2008.
- ALISE Doctoral Student SIG Research Poster Session Award Winner, third place out of fifty-two entries. 2004.
- Beta Phi Mu, Honor Society for Library and Information Science. 2000.
- Estelle Ray Reid Scholarship in Library Science from Lawrence University, established from her estate in 1981 and awarded to a graduate student excelling in the study of Library Science. 1998.
- John H. Scidmore Memorial Award, established by the Class of 1958 of Lawrence University, is awarded to the senior man who, in the eyes of his classmates, best exemplifies the following characteristics: academic diligence, service to groups with which he has been associated, and genuine interest in and loyalty to classmates. 1998.
- Alexander Wiley Prize, for demonstrating a principled independence of thought, moral courage, and creative commitment to a significant cause, specifically for leadership of Bisexual Gay Lesbian And Straight Society and commitment to the establishment of a Lawrence University campus resource room(1997).
- International Society for Knowledge Organization
- American Society for Information Science
- Classification Research Special Interest Group
- History and Foundations of Information Science Special Interest Group
- Association of Library and Information Science Education
- International Association of Ontology and its Applications