My Education

I earned my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies in 2015. Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies was the program from which I earned my MLIS in 2009. In 2007, Elmhurst College conferred my BA.

What I Research

I research information ethics and policy issues–like student privacy–related to educational data mining technologies, such as learning analytics in higher education. I also conduct qualitative research in this area from a science and technology studies (STS) perspective.

  • Library Students

    Announced: Winner of ALISE’s Research Grant Competition

    It’s a pleasure to announce that I was the winner of ALISE’s 2017 Research Grant competition. Per ALISE’s webpage, the award totals “$5,000 [and] may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science.” My grant application was entitled Algorithms in the library: An investigation into academic library participation in learning […]

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  • Saguaro Lake Ranch

    Off to “Winter School!”

    Today I leave for Saguaro Lake Ranch in Arizona, where I will join recent doctoral graduates, postdocs, and untenured junior faculty for a week-long research retreat. I was selected as a participant for the Winter School and Arizona State University, the sponsor university, describes it as such: [The Winter School] is an immersive experience for scholars […]

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  • Ethics

    My Co-Authored Article on Information Ethics and Learning Analytics Published

    Alan Rubel and I recently co-authored an article, which was just published in The Information Society. The article considers a number of what we call “narrow” or tractable information ethics issues related to learning analytics, as well as one “wider” concern regarding the larger values of higher education. In the abstract, we write: [L]earning analytics presents […]

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