Undergraduate Profiles

Olivia Green

Title: Programmer Analyst

Employer: PPG Industries

Degree: BSIS

Graduation Year: 2013

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Justin Reese

Title: Founding Executive Director

Employer: Code & Supply

Degree: BSIS

Graduation Year: 2009

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Kenneth J. Spangler

Kenneth J. Spangler

Title: Senior Vice President and CIO

Employer: FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Systems

Degree: BSIS

Graduation Year: 1988

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Eric Spiegel

Title: Vice President of Virtualization Solutions

Employer: GANTECH

Degree: BSIS

Graduation Year: 1988

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Scott Thornton

Title: Engineer IV Consultant, Network Engineering & Operations

Employer: Verizon Communications

Degree: BSIS

Graduation Year: 1993

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Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Title: President BA Americas

Employer: Outokumpu Stainless Steel USA, LLC

Degree: BSIS

Graduation Year: 1983

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Master’s Profiles

Artem Beaty-Avdonin

Title: Software Engineer

Employer: McKesson

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 2014

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Carolyn G. Biglow

Title: Medical and Consumer Health Librarian

Employer: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Family Resource Center Library

Degree: MLIS, CAS

Graduation Year: 2001, 2011

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Christine L. Borgman

Title: Professor; Presidential Chair of Information Studies

Employer: UCLA

Degree: MLIS

Graduation Year: 1974

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Dibya Chattopadhyay

Title: Application Developer

Employer: Highmark Health Solutions

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 2014

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Noelle Calabro Conover

Title: Director, Digital Strategy; Project Coordinator

Employer: Enwhorl, Inc; Survivorship Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 1985

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Nancy Davenport

Title: Interim University Librarian

Employer: American University

Degree: MLS

Graduation Year: 1971

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Chris Geary

Title: Supervisor, National Security Computer Intrusion Squad

Employer: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 1998

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Alexa Hudson-Ward

Title: Associate Librarian

Employer: Penn State Abington College

Degree: MLIS

Graduation Year: 2005

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Debra D. King

Title: Manager, Retail Fuels Marketing - Americas

Employer: ExxonMobil

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 1985

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Dominique Luster

Title: Diversity Liaison Librarian

Employer: University of Pittsburgh Library System

Degree: MLIS

Graduation Year: 2015

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Edward Mandell

Title: Director

Employer: Penn Hills Library

Degree: MLIS

Graduation Year: 1965

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Leona Mitchell

Title: Professor of Practice

Employer: School of Computing and Information

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 1981

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Victoria Mueller

Title: Senior Information Architect and Systems Librarian

Employer: Zepheira, LLC.

Degree: MLS

Graduation Year: 1990

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Amy Pickett

Title: Librarian

Employer: Ridley High School

Degree: MLIS

Graduation Year: 2004

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Angela R. Pollis

Title: Manager, Knowledge Resource Center (Retired)

Employer: U.S. Steel Research and Technology Center

Degree: MLS

Graduation Year: 1969

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Thomas Reinsel

Title: Executive in Residence

Employer: Sewickley Oak Capital

Degree: BSIS, MST

Graduation Year: 1990, 1991

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Cynthia K. Richey

Title: Director

Employer: Mt. Lebanon Public Library

Degree: MLS

1972

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Edward G. Sauer

Title: Senior OSS Engineer

Employer: Objective Systems Integrators

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 1987

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Mary Joan Tooey

Title:Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Employer: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Degree: MLS

Graduation Year: 1982

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Jourdan Walls

Title: Business & Systems Integration Analyst

Employer: Accenture Federal Services

Degree: MSIS

Graduation Year: 2015

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Doctoral Profiles

Jae-Wook Ahn

Title: Data Scientist

Employer: IBM Watdon Life Group

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2010

Bio

Maria Calle

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia

Degree: MST; PhD, Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunications

Graduation Year: 2006, 2009

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Steven S. Choi

Title: Mayor

Employer: City of Irvine, California

Degree: PhD

Graduation Year: 1976

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Bella Karr Gerlich

Title: Professor and Dean

Employer: University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Degree: PhD, Library and Information Science

Graduation Year: 2006

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Maria Harrington

Title: Founder and CEO

Employer: Virtual Field Trips, LLC

Degree: MSIS; PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 1990, 2008

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Sharon Hsiao

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Arizona State University

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2012

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Tingting Jiang

Title: Associate Professor

Employer: School of Information Management, Wuhan University

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2010

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Martijn de Jongh

Title: Data Scientist

Employer: Facebook, Inc.

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2014

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Yihuang K. Kang

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2014

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Qi Li

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Computer Science Department, Northern Kentucky University

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2011

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Yi-Ling (Jennifer) Lin

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2013

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Amirreza Masoumzadeh

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: State University of New York at Albany

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2014

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Denis Parra

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: School of Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2013

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Tim Schlak

Title: Director

Employer: Robert Morris University Library

Degree: MLIS; PhD, Library and Information Science

Graduation Year: 2007, 2010

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Divyasheel Sharma

Title: Senior Scientist

Employer: ABB Corporate Research Center

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2010

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Douglas C. Sicker

Title: Head and Professor

Employer: Carnegie Mellon University

Degree: MST, PhD

Graduation Year: 1972, 2001

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Samvith Srinivas

Title: Experience Architect

Employer: Allstate Insurance

Degree: MSIS; PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2004, 2010

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Hassan Takabi

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: University of North Texas

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2013

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Yang Xu

Title: Computer Science Department Head

Employer: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Degree: PhD

Graduation Year: 2007

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Sue Yeon Syn

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Catholic University of America

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2010

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Mikhail (Michael) Yudelson

Title: Research Scientist

Employer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Degree: PhD, Information Science

Graduation Year: 2010

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Barbara A. Zaborowski

Title: Dean of Learning Resources

Employer: Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Degree: MLS; PhD, Library and Information Science

Graduation Year: 1990, 2008

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Saman Taghavi Zargar

Title: Software Engineer III

Employer: Cisco Systems

Degree: PhD, Information Science with a concentration in Telecommunications

Graduation Year: 2014

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