Hi, I’m Kyle Jones.
I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science within the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool in 2015, an M.L.I.S. from Dominican University’s School of Information Studies in 2009, and a B.A. from Elmhurst College in 2007.
My research focuses on information ethics and policy issues associated with educational data mining and analytic practices, such as learning analytics, within American higher education institutions. My published research is accessible in top journals, like the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology; Learning, Media and Technology; Communications of the ACM; the Journal of Documentation; College & Research Libraries; and other journals. You can also find my publications on SSRN and OSF. Since 2018, I have earned $1.1 million in funding for projects. My research has been featured in national and international news outlets.
For my teaching, my online-only courses focus on sociotechnical concerns related to database design, information architecture, and information policy. I am a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer. I was the primary curriculum architect for my department’s undergraduate Applied Data and Information Science program. In 2019, I was awarded my school’s Teaching Award. In 2021, I was awarded my campus’s Trustees Teaching Award.
I am an active member of the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), where I lead the Information Ethics special interest group, and the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), where I was an officer of the Information and Learning Sciences special interest group.