INF Affiliated Faculty

Faculty listed on this page are affiliated with the Ph.D. in Information Science Program. 

    Ackerman, Gary

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 302
    Phone: 518-442-5251
    Email: gackerman@albany.edu

    Bangert-Drowns, Robert L.

    Educational Theory and Practice
    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

    Behlendorf, Brandon

    Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: Richardson Hall 287
    Phone: 518-442-5782
    Email: bbehlendorf@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Illicit Trafficking Networks; Violent Victimization across the Life Course; Geospatial Dynamics of Conflicts and their Effects on Individuals; International / Comparative Criminology; Quantitative and Mathematical Modeling of Violence; Policing

    Berg, George

    Associate Professor
    Computer Science
    Campus Address: BA 310
    Phone: 518-442-4267
    Email: gberg@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Machine learning, computational biology, natural language processing

    Bloniarz, Peter

    Associate Professor
    Computer Science
    Phone: 518-956-8240
    Email: p.bloniarz@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Informatics, information technology, information science, e-governance

    Brandon, Peter

    Professor
    Sociology
    Campus Address: AS 326
    Phone: 518-442-4695
    Email: pbrandon@albany.edu

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

    Buyantuev, Alexander

    Assistant Professor
    Geography and Planning
    Campus Address: AS 226
    Phone: 518-442-4776
    Email: abuyantuev@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Landscape ecology, urbanization and urban ecology, phenology, grassland ecosystems, remote sensing, land use/cover change

    Chen, Feng

    Assistant Professor
    Computer Science
    Campus Address: UAB 426
    Phone: 518-437-4940
    Email: fchen5@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Detection of emerging events and other relevant patterns in the mobile context and/or data mining of spatial temporal, textual, or social media data

    Chen, Mei

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: LI 84B
    Phone: 518-442-3140
    Email: meichen@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Computer vision, biomedical imaging, computational photography, robot perception

    Chengalur-Smith, Indushobha

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

    Research Interests: Branding, decision making under asymmetry, collaborative decision making

    Eppard, Philip B.

    Professor
    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

    Fisher, Ingrid

    Associate Professor
    Accounting and Law
    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

    Gascó-Hernandez, Mila

    Associate Professor
    Public Administration and Policy
    Campus Address: Milne 321B
    Phone: 518-442-3794
    Email: mgasco@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in government and innovation

    Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon

    Associate Professor
    Public Administration and Policy
    Research Director
    Center for Technology in Government
    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
    Information Technology Management
    Campus Address: BB 311
    Phone: 518-956-8323
    Email: goel@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Behavioral Information Security, Cyber Physical Systems, Complex Systems, Cyber Warfare, Hacking, Smart Grid, Connected Vehicles

    Goodall, Jennifer J.

    Assistant Dean
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 340
    Phone: 518-956-8247
    Email: jgoodall@albany.edu

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

    Griffin, Robert P.

    Dean
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 301
    Phone: 518-442-5258
    Email: rpgriffin@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Emergency preparedness, homeland security, cyber security, internet of things/smart cities, sports violence and staidum security, american federalism/state and local governance

    Harrison, Teresa M.

    Professor
    Communication
    Campus Address: SS 340
    Phone: 518-442-4883
    Email: tharrison@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Communication and technology, relationships between new communication technologies and democratic processes and practices

    Helbig, Natalie

    Division of Information and Statistics
    Phone: 518-442-4813
    Email: nhelbig@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Information management in public organizations, mobile technology and social media

    Horowitz, Lenore Gervais

    Professor of Practice
    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

    Ingram, Matthew

    Associate Professor
    Political Science
    Campus Address: Milne 314A
    Phone: 518-442-3940
    Email: mingram@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Public Law; Latin America; Research Methods

    Iyer, Hemalata

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 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

    Jiang, Shiguo

    Assistant Professor
    Geography and Planning
    Campus Address: AS 227
    Phone: 518-591-8561
    Email: sjiang2@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Understanding land use/land cover change, forest/agriculture ecosystem dynamics, and human-environment systems through the integrated use of geospatial information technologies (GIS, remote sensing, GPS) and spatial statistical methods

    Knuth, Kevin H.

    Associate Professor
    Physics
    Campus Address: PH 216
    Phone: 518-772-4760
    Email: kknuth@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Information Physics, Foundations of Inference and Inquiry, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, and High-Quality Bayesian Data Analysis applied to Exoplanet Detection and Characterization and Autonomous Exploration in Robotics

    Koslowski, Rey

    Associate Professor
    Political Science
    Campus Address: Milne 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

    Krishnan, Archana

    Assistant Professor
    Communication
    Campus Address: SS 371
    Phone: 518-442-3239
    Email: akrishnan@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Computer-mediated communication technology, digital and social media, impact of mobile technology on health management, behavioral research in global and public health, scale development and validation, media effects

    Lawson, Catherine

    Associate Professor
    Geography and Planning
    Campus Address: AS 218
    Phone: 518-442-4775
    Email: lawsonc@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems; freight planning; travel behavior and time use; water transport; hazardous materials transport; microsimulation and GIS applications; Big Data

    Luna-Reyes, Luis F.

    Associate Professor
    Public Administration and Policy
    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.

    Martin, Erika

    Associate Professor
    Public Administration and Policy
    Campus Address: Milne 300E
    Phone: 518-442-5243
    Email: emartin@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Policy analysis methods, health policy and politics, infectious disease policy, substance abuse policy, resource allocation, policy diffusion, federalism

    Masoumzadeh, Amirreza

    Assistant Professor
    Computer Science
    Campus Address: UAB 422
    Email: amasoumzadeh@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Information security and privacy, including access control policy models and privacy-preserving data sharing in application domains such as social media and location-bases services

    Meising, Paul

    Associate Professor
    Management
    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
    Geography and Planning
    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

    Muckell, Jonathan

    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Campus Address: LI 081
    Phone: 518-442-3167
    Email: jmuckell@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Geospatial compression algorithms, performance benchmarks, supply chain tracking, assistive living devices, and 3D printing

    Murray, Ann Marie

    Associate Provost for Program Development
    Office of the Provost
    Service Professor
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Campus Address: UNH 308B
    Phone: 518-956-8030
    Email: amurray2@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Mathematical Learning Theory, APOS Theory, Deconstruction of the product rule in Calculus I, Curriculum and Instruction, Engineering Education, Online Learning

    Nevo, Saggi

    Associate Professor
    Information Systems and Business Analytics
    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

    Nussbaum, Brian

    Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: Richardson Hall 289
    Phone: 518-442-5781
    Email: bnussbaum@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Homeland Security, Cyber Threats, Infrastructure Protection, Intelligence Analysis and Risk Assessment, State and Local Homeland Security

    Pardo, Theresa A.

    Research Professor
    Public Administration and Policy
    Director
    Center for Technology in Government
    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

    Penta, Samantha

    Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 304B
    Phone: 518-442-5268
    Email: spenta@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Disasters and Crises, Crisis and Emergency Management, Humanitarian Relief, Humanitarian Logistics, Organizational Responses to Disasters

    Rethemeyer, Karl

    Associate Professor
    Public Administration and Policy
    Interim Dean, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
    Campus Address: Milne 102
    Phone: 518-442-5244
    Email: kretheme@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Terrorism, terrorist networks, terrorist organizations, network analysis, stochastic network analysis

    Rich, Eliot

    Associate Professor
    Information Technology Management
    Campus Address: BB 369
    Phone: 518-956-8359
    Email: erich2@albany.edu

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

    Rorissa, Abebe

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 140B
    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

    Shea, Peter

    Associate Professor
    Educational Theory and Practice
    Associate Provost for Online Education
    Campus Address: ED 114A
    Email: pshea@albany.edu

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

    Silver, Amber

    Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 304C
    Phone: 518-442-5786
    Email: asilver@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Risk communication; social media; public attention; decision-making; risk perception; severe and hazardous weather; sense of place

    Sinn, Donghee

    Associate Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 102
    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
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 104
    Phone: 518-442-5120
    Email: jstefl-mabry@albany.edu

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

    Stern, Eric

    Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 345
    Phone: 518-442-5784
    Email: ekstern@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Crisis and emergency management, crisis communication, resilience, security studies, executive leadership, foreign policy analysis and political psychology

    Strzalkowski, Tomek

    Professor
    Computer Science
    Campus Address: SS 262B
    Phone: 518-442-2608
    Email: tomek@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Natural language processing, computational sociolinguistics, information retrieval

    Tam, Kinsun

    Associate Professor
    Accounting and Law
    Campus Address: BB 357
    Phone: 518-956-8353
    Email: tam@albany.edu

    Research Interests: XML, markup languages, computerized content analysis, computerized internal controls, Internet technologies, bug prevention and debugging

    Tayi, Giri Kumar

    Professor
    Information Systems and Business Analytics
    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

    Turetsky, David

    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 304D
    Phone: 518-442-5289
    Email: dturetsky@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Cybersecurity: policy, regulation, public-private partnerships, information sharing, market incentives, international norms, national security, elections, privacy. Emergency communications: 9-1-1 system, wireless emergency alerts, network reliability and resilience, FirstNet, etc.

    Van Ness, Raymond Kenneth

    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Management
    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

    Williams, Kevin

    Professor
    Psychology
    Dean, Graduate Education
    Campus Address: SS 305
    Phone: 518-442-4820
    Email: kwilliams@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Work Motivation and Human Peformance, Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Work-Family Linkages, Emotions and Affect at Work

    Yang, Fan

    Assistant Professor
    Communication
    Campus Address: SS 375
    Phone: 518-442-4874
    Email: fyang@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Communication and Technology, Health Communication

    Young, Michael

    Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: Draper Hall 342
    Phone: 518-442-5783
    Email: myoung4@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Policy Decision Making in Homeland Security and International Relations

    Yuan, Xiaojun (Jenny)

    Associate Professor
    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

Faculty Emeritus

    Andersen, David Fadum

    Public Administration and Policy

    Research Interests: System Dynamics Simulation; Public Policy Analysis, Information Government and Democratic Society

    Andersen, Deborah Lines

    Associate Professor Emerita
    Information Science

    Research Interests: Information policy, Information in government and democratic society, Knowledge organization and management, Public library administration and policy

    Dawes, Sharon

    Senior Fellow
    Center for Technology in Government

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

    Faerman, Sue

    Public Administration and Policy

    Research Interests: Managerial Leadership, Women and Leadership, Managerial Transitions

    Gangolly, Jagdish

    Associate Professor Emeritus
    Informatics

    Research Interests: Automatic classfication of accounting concepts to generate retrieval thesauri for accounting, the development of markup languages for financial accounting standards, mathematical modeling of security & controls in accounting information systems

    Mohan, Lakshmi

    Associate Professor Emerita
    Information Technology Management

    Research Interests: Decision support systems, business intelligence, data warehousing and data mining, customer relationship management, information resource management

    Murray, Neil V.

    Professor Emeritus
    Computer Science

    Research Interests: Automated deduction, extension of deductive techniques to various non-classical logics (including multiple-valued, annotated and fuzzy logic), knowledge compilation