Alumni

 

IE Lab Alumni Interviews

Question 2: What was the most interesting and exciting part of the program for you?
Question 3: What do you see in the job market that is or will be available for students with a degree from SISLT? What should they include in their portfolio?

 


 

 
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Vanessa Adams

Alumni

[Director of Independence County Library, Batesville, Arizona] [August 2015-Dec 2015] Vanessa Adams holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri.

 
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Said Al Ghenaimi

Alumni

[Dean at Oman College of Nursing and Allied Health] [August 2009-May 2012] Said Al Ghenaimi worked with the IE lab while completing his doctoral program.

 
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Ameen Kanwal

Alumni

[Chairperson of the Department of Library & Information Science at University of the Punjab, Pakistan][2009-2010] Dr. Ameen spent her Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship at MU collaborating with Dr. Sanda Erdelez on library website evaluation.

 
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Kodjo Atiso

Alumni

[Aug 2013 – Jul 2017] Dr. Atiso worked for the IE lab for four years during his Ph.D. studies in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Atiso’s research interests lie in Digital Libraries/ Institutional Repositories, Electronic Publishing, and Intellectual property and copyrights.

 
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Josipa Basic

Alumni

[UX Research Manager at Amazon, Berlin, Germany] [Aug 2010 – Aug 2013] Josipa worked in the IE Lab for over two years.

 
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Shannon Bossaller

Alumni

[2015 – 2018] During his professional career, Shann has been involved in project management, performance and process improvement, web development and technology consulting. Having earned his master’s in System Design and Development, he is now a PhD student with his main focus being Human Centered Systems & Engineering and Project Management Methodologies.

 
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Oliver Chen

Alumni

[Faculty member at School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington] [2008 – 2009] Dr. Chen utilized his interests in the design of media for a variety of users and information environments to oversee usability projects at the IE Lab.

 
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Weichao Chen

Alumni

[Instructional Designer at School of Medicine, University of Virginia] [Aug 2009 – Aug 2011] Weichao (Vera) Chen once wored in IE Lab and completed her PhD at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at MU.

 
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Neeley Current

Alumni

[Feb 2007 – May 2018] Since 2004, Neeley Current has worked in the Allen Institute in varying capacities including programmer, and administrator. As Project Manager for the IE Lab, Neeley manages the team through all phases of project work.

 
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Fatih Demir

Alumni

[Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University] [Aug 2015 – Jul 2017] Dr. Demir worked in the IE Lab for two years during his post-doc fellowship. Dr. Demir is interested in : Usability Evaluation by Eye Tracking Method, User-centered design in e-government, and Communication and Persuasion Strategies.

 
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Dickson-Deane Camille

Alumni

[Ass. Prof at Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne] [2007-2013] Camille worked in the IE Lab facilitating the IE Lab Global Network. She researched her doctorate in Learning Technologies.

 
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Erdelez Sanda

Alumni

[Jan 2003 – Jan 2008] She was the founder of the IE lab in 2003. Dr. Sanda Erdelez completed her PhD from Syracuse University in Information Transfer. At the University of Missouri, she worked with the IE Lab to study usability and information behavior. In 2018, she became Director of the iSchool at Simmons College in Boston MA.

 
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Michelle Fiesta

Alumni

[User Experience Researcher at Udemy] [Aug 2012 – May 2013] Michelle worked as an undergraduate student in IE Lab. After graduation, she pursued a Master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction.

 
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Sanchita Gargya

Alumni

[Spring 2018]Sanchita holds a Ph.D. degree in Cognition and Neuroscience from the Department of Psychological Sciences at at University of Missouri- Columbia. She did her masters’ in Cognition and Neuroscience from University of Missouri and bachelors in Psychology from India.

 
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Xiaoqing Gu

Alumni

[2009 – 2010] Dr. Xiaoqing Gu is a visiting scholar from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. She is involved in the online learning project with the Chinese version of SAKAI, an open-source online learning management system.

 
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Haggerty Kenneth

Alumni

[User Interface Librarian at the University of Memphis Libraries] [Aug 2012 – Jul 2016] Kenneth worked in IE Lab for 4 years and earned his Ph.D. from the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2016.

 
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Yanyan Huang

Alumni

[Nov 2007 – Jul 2009] Yanyan worked with the IE lab during her Master’s program in Educational Technology. Her interests include: Usability testing with eye-tracking method, Multimedia use of Instructional Design, Online learning management system.

 
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Kibaru Francis

Alumni

[Aug 2009-December 2013] Francis earned his PhD from SISLT in December of 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, MSc in Mathematics, and MSc in Information Systems. He returned to his home country of Kenya to work for the Commission of Higher Education.

 
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So Mi Kim

Alumni

[Oct 2014 – Aug 2017] Dr. Kim worked in the IE Lab for three years during her post-doc fellowship. Dr. Kim earned her Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia. She specializes in problem solving in technology-enhanced learning environments.

 
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Yunhui Lu

Alumni

[Risk Investigator, Amazon.com, Seattle, WA] [Aug 2007 – Dec 2008] Yunhui worked extensively on library-oriented and healthcare IE Lab projects.

 
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Li Lu

Alumni

[User Experience Architect at MetroStar Systems, Washington D.C.] [Jan 2011 – May 2011] Li Lu attended SISLT doctoral program in the spring of 2011 and worked in IE Lab.

 
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Yanfei Ma

Alumni

[Learning Environment Administrator/Analyst, Sheridan College, Toronto Canada] [Jan 2010 – Jan 2013] Yanfei worked with the IE Lab during her Master’s program in Educational Technology and the first year of doctoral program in SISLT.

 
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Sara Mostowfi

Alumni

[Spring 2016 – Fall 2017] Sara is currently a PhD. student at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She used to work for the IE lab in developing personas and mobile apps evaluation.

 
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Anindita Paul

Alumni

[Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management] [Aug 2007 – Dec 2010] Dr. Paul earned her Ph.D. degree from SISLT in December 2009, and then was promoted to User Experience Specialist in the IE Lab.

 
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Ben Richardson

Alumni

[Jun 2010 – 2013] Ben worked for the IE Lab during his doctoral studies in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. Ben brought a variety of experiences to the IE Lab garnered from his work at academic and special libraries.

 
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Dinara Saparova

Alumni

[Jan 2010 – Dec 2013] Dinara brought innovative usability techniques to the IE Lab including use of performance metrics, digital card sorting, and persuasive design techniques. She earned her Ph.D. from SISLT in 2015.

 
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Kristen Schuster

Alumni

[Lecturer of Digital Curation, Department of Digital Humanities, Kings College London, UK] [2012] Kristen Schuster worked with the IE Lab during her first year of doctoral program in Information Science & Learning Technologies.

 
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Olesya Shtynko

Alumni

[Aug 2011 – Jul 2012] Olesya Shtynko worked with the IE Lab during her first year of Master’s in Library Science. She is now a graduate student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

 
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Andrew Tawfik

Alumni

[Instructional Design and Technology faculty member at the University of Memphis] [Aug 2008-May 2012]. Dr. Tawfik worked with the IE lab while completing his doctoral program.

 
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Kim Thompson

Alumni

[Senior Lecturer at the Charles Sturt University, School of Information Studies] [2008-2009] Dr. Thompson worked with the IE Lab to study information seeking behavior and search interfaces of libraries.

 
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Cherie Turner

Alumni

[June 2010 – May 2012] Cherie Turner worked with the IE Lab while completing her Master’s in Library Science. She is now the Chemical Sciences Librarian at the University of Houston.

 
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Ngoc Vo

Alumni

[Jan 2018 – May 2009] Ngoc Vo worked in the IE Lab on various usability projects while earning her Masters degree in Educational Technology. She graduated in summer 2009 and is pursuing her interests in Interface Design and E-Learning.

 
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Xin Wang

Alumni

[Jan 2008-April 2013] Xin Wang received her PhD from the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at MU. She is a now a lecturer at the University of North Texas.

 
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Jiazhen Wang

Alumni

[May 2007 – Oct 2010] Jiazhen Wang received her PhD in Information Science at MU. She is currently a usability analyst at Sigma Aldrich.

 
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Gary Westergren

Alumni

[2003-2011] Mr. Westergren worked for eight years as R&D Manager for the School of Information Science and Learning Technology, MU and oversaw the business development of the IE Lab.

 
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Wanli Xing

Alumni

[Assistant Professor at College of Education, Texas Tech University] [August 2012-May 2013] Dr. Xing worked as a research assistant at the IE Lab during his Ph.D. studies. His research interests include learning analytics, educational data mining, computer-supported collaborative learning, social media, MOOCs.

 
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Borchuluun Yadamsuren

Alumni

[Sep 2012 – Dec 2013] Dr. Borchuluun Yadamsuren received her Ph.D. in information science and M.A. degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Her research interests include User information behavior and serendipitous information discovery.