Information Science Faculty and Staff

The Department’s faculty have distinguished careers in disciplines that include:

  • Classification, indexing and access
  • Electronic information access technologies and users
  • Human-computer interactions
  • Archives and records management
  • Information literacy
  • Natural language processing and medical language processing
  • Multimedia organization and retrieval
  • Impact of information and communication technologies
  • Technology and learning

    Eppard, Philip B.

    Professor
    Information Science
    Chair, Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 106
    Phone: 518-442-5119
    Email: peppard@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Archives, records administration, preservation management, electronic records, history of recorded information

    Gervais, Norman

    Lecturer
    Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 141A
    Phone: 518-956-8246
    Email: ngervais@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Remote sensing, ecological modeling, GIS applications

    Horowitz, Lenore Gervais

    Professor of Practice
    Information Science
    Online Teaching Consultant: Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL)
    Campus Address: DR 141B
    Phone: 518-956-8245
    Email: lhorowitz@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Online pedagogy, the use of open content in education, online higher education curricula structure, mixed methods research approaches

    Iyer, Hemalata

    Associate Professor
    Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 145
    Phone: 518-442-5116
    Email: hiyer@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Knowledge organization and representation; metadata; human information behavior; health information needs and access; culture and representation of information; visual resources management

    Rorissa, Abebe

    Associate Professor
    Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 113
    Phone: 518-442-5123
    Email: arorissa@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Multimedia information organization and retrieval, measurement and scaling of users’ information need and their perceptions of multimedia information sources and services, use/acceptance/adoption/ impact of information communication technologies

    Sinn, Donghee

    Associate Professor
    Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 113
    Phone: 518-442-5117
    Email: dsinn@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Archives, archival research and public memory, archival use/user studies, personal archiving in the web environment, archiving web contents, public memory, Asian cultures and heritages.

    Stefl-Mabry, Joette

    Associate Professor
    Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 104
    Phone: 518-442-5120
    Email: jstefl@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Educational assessment and evaluation. Educating preservice and inservice educators in New York State and across the country . Program evaluation (K-12 through higher education) and working with educators throughout New York State on issues related to the effect of curriculum, assessment, evaluation and instruction on learning outcomes.

    Yuan, Xiaojun (Jenny)

    Associate Professor
    Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 140D
    Phone: 518-591-8746
    Email: xyuan@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Information-seeking behavior, information retrieval, user interface design and evaluation, information visualization, usability testing, human-computer interaction, digital libraries

Affiliated Faculty

    Bangert-Drowns, Robert

    Dean - School of Education
    Home Department: Educational Theory and Practice
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: ED 212
    Phone: 518-442-4988
    Email: rbangert@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Meta-analytic and literature review methodology, instructional design for computer-based instruction, higher-order thinking and literacy

    Bencherki, Nicolas

    Assistant Professor
    Home Department: Communication
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: SS 337
    Phone: 518-442-4874
    Email: nbencherki@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Organizational communication, technology and collaborative work, language and social interaction, theory and philosophy of communication, qualitative methods

    Brandon, Peter

    Professor
    Home Department: Sociology
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: AS 326
    Phone: 518-442-4695
    Email: pbrandon@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Welfare and social policy, family change and diversity, evaluation methods

    Chengalur-Smith, Indushobha

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Information Technology Management
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 303C
    Phone: 518-956-8315
    Email: shobha@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Virtual Communities, Open Source Software, Technology Adoption and Implementation, Information Quality and Security, Health Informatics

    Commuri, Suraj

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Marketing
    Affiliated Faculty
    Campus Address: BB 397
    Phone: 518-227-0303
    Email: scommuri@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Consumer joint decision making.

    Dawes, Sharon

    Senior Fellow
    Home Department: Center for Technology in Government
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: Center for Technology in Government, 187 Wolf Rd, Suite 301
    Phone: 518-442-3892
    Email: sdawes@ctg.albany.edu

    Research Interests: Government information strategy and management, cross-boundary information sharing, international digital government research sector

    Duchessi, Peter J.

    Professor
    Home Department: Information Technology Management
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 307
    Phone: 518-956-8318
    Email: duchessi@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Information technology-enabled business models, securing supply chains with radio frequency identification (RFID) and electronic product code (EPC) technologies, electronic connectivity in modern supply chains

    Fisher, Ingrid E.

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Accounting and Law
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 385
    Phone: 518-956-8365
    Email: ifisher@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Textual analysis in accounting, design science in accounting and financial accounting standards/documents

    Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Public Administration and Policy
    Research Director
    Center for Technology in Government; Affiliated Faculty - Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: 187 Wolf Road, Suite 301, Albany, NY 12205
    Phone: 518-442-3892
    Email: jgil-garcia@ctg.albany.edu

    Research Interests: Collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent technologies, information technologies and organizations, digital divide policies, and multi-method research approaches

    Goel, Sanjay

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Information Technology Management
    Associate Professor
    Affiliated Faculty, Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 311
    Phone: 518-956-8323
    Email: goel@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Application of information technology in business and engineering applications, computer networking and network security (including cryptography and public key infrastructure), network-based distributed computation and availability of services

    Harrison, Teresa

    Collins Fellow
    Home Department: Communication
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Faculty Fellow, Center for Technology in Government;
    Campus Address: SS 340
    Phone: 518-442-4883
    Email: tharrison@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Computer-mediated communication, community applications of new technologies, technology and democracy, digital government, community networking, geographic information systems, urban communication, communication theory, organizational communication

    Knuth, Kevin H.

    Associate Professor
    Physics / Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: PH 216
    Phone: 518-772-4760
    Email: kknuth@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Inductive inference and inquiry, source separation of mixed signals, information processing in the brain, identification of relevant causal interactions, astrobiology, intelligent instruments, robotics

    Koslowski, Rey

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Political Science
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: MI 121C
    Phone: 518-442-5314
    Email: rkoslowski@albany.edu

    Research Interests: International relations dealing with international organization, European integration, international migration, information technology, homeland security

    Lawson, Catherine T.

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Geography and Planning
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: AS 214
    Phone: 518-442-4775
    Email: lawsonc@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Travel behavior, freight, archived intelligent transportation systems data, community development, housing issues, land use, transportation planning, spatial analysis/geographic information system applications

    Luna-Reyes, Luis F.

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Public Administration and Policy
    Ph.D. Program Director for Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: Milne 206
    Phone: 518-442-5297
    Email: lluna-reyes@albany.edu

    Research Interests: • Dynamic modeling and simulation of socio-technical systems, particularly those related to the implementation and use of Information and Communication Technologies to improve public management and public policy.

    Matsaganis, Matthew

    Assistant Professor
    Home Department: Communication
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: SS 329
    Phone: 518-442-4860
    Email: mmatsaganis@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Diffusion and adoption of new communication technologies, social impact of communication technologies among diverse populations and in organizational settings, geo-spatial data and GIS-based statistical techniques for the study of neighborhood or contextual effects on health

    Miesing, Paul

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Management
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 347
    Phone: 518-956-8348
    Email: pmiesing@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Strategic vision, organizational change and transformation, technology transfer, business and education use of information technology

    Mower, James

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Geography and Planning
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: AS 218
    Phone: 518-442-4779
    Email: jmower@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Automated cartography, geographic information system, application of real-time perspective viewing models, applications of parallel computing

    Nevo, Saggi

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Information Technology Management
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 393
    Phone: 518-956-8369
    Email: snevo@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Business value of information technology, information technology strategy, technology post-adoption, diffusion of innovations, social computing

    Pardo, Theresa A.

    Director
    Home Department: Center for Technology in Government
    Research Associate Professor
    Department of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: Center for Technology in Government, 187 Wolf Rd, Suite 301
    Phone: 518-442-3892
    Email: tpardo@ctg.albany.edu

    Research Interests: Information technology innovation in the public sector, cross-boundary collaboration and information sharing, preservation of government records in digital form, return on investment analysis for public sector IT

    Rich, Eliot

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Information Technology Management
    Affilated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 369
    Phone: 518-956-8359
    Email: erich2@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Simulation, software systems, knowledge management, information and infrastructure security

    Shea, Peter

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Educational Theory and Practice
    Afilliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: ED 114A
    Phone: 518-442-4009
    Email: pshea@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Student and faculty experience in technology-mediated teaching and learning, teaching presence, community in asynchronous learning networks

    Tam, Kinsun

    Associate Professor
    Home Department: Accounting and Law
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 357
    Phone: 518-956-8353
    Email: tam@albany.edu

    Research Interests: XML, markup languages, computerized content analysis of corporate text documents, database internal controls, application of Internet technologies

    Tayi, Giri Kumar

    Professor
    Home Department: Information Technology Management
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 317
    Phone: 518-956-8328
    Email: gtayi@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Data communications and communications networks, information economics and policy, quantitative models for policy analysis

    Van Ness, Raymond Kenneth

    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Home Department: Management
    Coordinator of School Capstone Course
    Affiliated Faculty, Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: BB 341
    Phone: 518-956-8344
    Email: rvanness@albany.edu

    Research Interests: International business and the impact of culture, boards of directors and financial performance, influence of boards of directors on corporate strategy

Staff

    Goodall, Jennifer J.

    Assistant Dean
    Information Science
    Campus Address: DR 141D
    Phone: 518-956-8247
    Email: jgoodall@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Women in computing, computing education, organizational culture

Faculty Emeritus

    Andersen, Deborah Lines

    Associate Professor Emerita
    Information Science
    Email: dla@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Research methods and statistics, electronic information access technologies and their users, public libraries

Adjunct Faculty