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SIS Welcomes New Faculty

September 27, 2017

This fall the School of Information Sciences welcomes new faculty members Christine D'Arpa and Laura Sheble.

Christine D'Arpa joins the SIS faculty from the iSchool at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she completed doctoral studies in Library and Information Science. Her dissertation was entitled "Procure, propagate, and distribute among the people: The information service functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1862-1888." Dr. D'Arpa's research areas include: political economy and history of systems of information (collection, production, distribution, and use) with special attention to government and public information, the history of the archival profession in the United States and the future of archival education, and library history with special emphasis on U.S. public and national library service and development

Laura Sheble joins the SIS faculty from Duke University where she was the Margolis Fellow in Data Science at the Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy. Dr. Sheble received her Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2014. Her dissertation was entitled "Diffusion of meta-analysis, systematic review, and related research synthesis methods: Patterns, contexts, and impact". She is a 2002 alumna of the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences. Dr. Sheble's research areas include: bibliometric/informetric analysis, data visualization of systems science in health research and studies of science, diversity, synthesis, and perspective.