Teaching and Research Faculty

Jin Ha Lee
Jin Ha Lee is an Associate Professor and the MLIS Program Chair at the Information School in University of Washington, and the director of the GAMER (GAME Research) Group. Her research interests include: music, game, and multimedia information seeking and retrieval, information organization and access, and knowledge representation.
Cheryl Metoyer
Cheryl A. Metoyer is an Associate Professor Emeritus and the Director of the Indigenous Information Research Group (IIRG) at the iSchool. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus in American Indian Studies. Dr. Metoyer's research interests include indigenous systems of knowledge with an emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations; information seeking behaviors in cultural communities; and ethics and leadership in cultural communities.
Carole Palmer
Carole Palmer is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the iSchool and works in the areas of data curation and digital research collections. Her research is aimed at advancing data services, especially for interdisciplinary inquiry. In this era of “big data,” she is particularly interested in optimizing the reuse value of small data and access to open data across disciplines.
Joseph Tennis
Joseph T. Tennis is an Associate Professor at the Information School. The focus of his research is classification theory. This subfield of Information Science is concerned with the evaluation of classification practices and structures. Classification theory critiques these processes and structures in order to improve existing systems and future system design. Theorists can critique these systems from a number of viewpoints.
Jevin West
Jevin West builds models, algorithms and interactive visualizations for understanding the flow of information in large knowledge networks. Two particular areas of interest are scholarly communication and intellectual property. Jevin co-founded Eigenfactor.org (www.eigenfactor.org) -- a free website and research platform for mapping science and identifying influential papers, journals and scholars. He is also a member of DataLab, the nexus for research on Data Science and Analytics.