Information Studies 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

Information Studies Faculty and Staff

Faculty | Staff | Adjunct Faculty


    Andersen, Deborah Lines

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: 140C Draper Hall
    Phone: 518-442-5122

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

    Cortesi, Guy

    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: LI67C
    Phone: 518-330-1096

    Research Interests: Effective use of Information Technology in distance reporting and virtual organizational settings; the relation of communication channel and task on group composition, participation, and performance in virtual organizations.

    D’Andraia, Frank

    Service Professor
    Campus Address: DR 141A
    Phone: 518-442-5118

    Research Interests: Academic Libraries

    Eppard, Philip B.

    Department Chair
    Campus Address: DR 106
    Phone: 518-442-5119

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

    Iyer, Hemalata

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: DR 145
    Phone: 518-442-5116

    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
    Campus Address: Draper 116
    Phone: 518-442-5123

    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
    Campus Address: Draper 113
    Phone: 518-442-5117

    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
    Campus Address: Draper 104
    Phone: 518-442 5120

    Research Interests: Integration and assessment of educational technologies, user needs, social implications of technology, media decision-making, media exposure and its effects on brain functioning

    Uzuner, Ozlem

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: Draper 114A
    Phone: 518-442-4687

    Research Interests: Medical informatics, medical language processing, electronic health records, natural language understanding, natural language information access, information retrieval, information extraction, privacy, security, intellectual property, user interface

    Yuan, Xiaojun (Jenny)

    Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: DR 114C
    Phone: 518-591-8746

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


Adjunct Faculty