Yvonne J. Chandler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Legal information services and research; Internet resources and services; education for library and information services.
Jiangping Chen, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Natural language processing; cross-language information access; digital libraries; collaboration and knowledge sharing in distributed learning environments.
Ana D. Cleveland, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Medical informatics; information storage and retrieval; indexing and abstracting.
Yunfei Du, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Academic libraries; international librarianship; learning styles; e-learning.
Elizabeth Figa, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Ethnographic study of information retrieval, information behavior, storytelling and oral tradition; narrative analysis; historical research methods.
Martin Halbert, Associate Professor and Dean of Libraries; Ph.D., Emory University. Leadership and social change; digital libraries.
Suliman Hawamdeh, Professor and Chair of the Department of Library and Information Sciences; Ph.D., University of Sheffield. Information studies.
Janet Hilbun, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. School libraries; young adult literature.
Jeonghyun Kim, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Digital content management in libraries, museums and archives; human information behavior; information architecture.
Shawne D. Miksa, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program; Ph.D., Florida State University. Organization, control and access to information entities; classification research and theory; information retrieval; bibliometrics; scholarly communication.
William E. Moen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Information and Director of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Information organization; metadata; networked information discovery and retrieval; information technology standards; development and implementation; information policy; digital libraries; networked services design.
Brian O’Connor, Professor; Ph.D., University of California- Berkeley. Image document access; information seeking behavior; browsing studies; representation of questions and documents.
Guillermo A. Oyarce, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Information retrieval systems; human-computer interaction; cognitive issues in distributed networks and digital libraries.
Linda Schamber, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Information and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Information and communication theory; human information behavior; information organization; qualitative research methods.
Barbara Schultz-Jones, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Collaboration networks; social networks; school library automation; information literacy in K-12 schools.
Daniella Smith, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. School libraries; professional leadership theory and development.
Herman L. Totten, Regents Professor and Dean of the College of Information; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Management of libraries and information agencies; diversity issues related to management; reading activities of all age groups.
Maurice Wheeler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Management; leadership; organizational culture; diversity; public libraries.
Oksana Zavalina, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Cataloging and classification; metadata; subject analysis; human information behavior.
Discovery Park, Room E292
The University of North Texas’ Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program responds to the varied and changing needs of the information age and recognizes the increasing roles of information and information technologies in individual, social, economic and cultural affairs.
Graduates are prepared to contribute to the advancement and evolution of the information society as administrators, researchers and educators.
Our program is the nation’s largest fully interdisciplinary doctoral program and the second largest Ph.D. program in the discipline. Its interdisciplinary structure deliberately encourages interactions among students and faculty in different academic units. These units include those in the College of Visual Arts and Design and the Mayborn School of Journalism as well as the departments of:
This allows you to develop a degree plan tailored to your individual interests. Other advantages include:
You can meet other students and professionals in one of our student organizations, through online networking opportunities and by attending the College of Information Colloquium lecture series.
The College of Information is located at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility four miles north of the main campus. The college has the third largest endowment among library and information science programs in the U.S. In recent years, it has received funding for research and student support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Library of Congress, the Online Computer Library Center, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
The UNT Libraries, housing collections of more than 6 million cataloged items, have a nationally recognized digital library program that offers millions of pages of historic and unique content. The six libraries are located in six separate facilities and provide electronic access through the Libraries’ web site.
The Texas Center for Digital Knowledge brings together scholars from multiple disciplines to investigate technologies and practices that enhance organizational and workplace effectiveness. TxCDK provides research support services for faculty members and doctoral students and sponsors lectures and workshops.
The Intelligent Information Access Lab explores effective and efficient methods for access, interaction and analysis of large, distributed, heterogeneous, multimedia and sometimes multilingual information.
The Visual Thinking Laboratory explores the ways humans interact with the territory at the juncture of image and meaning.
The Information Research and Analysis Lab advances the best practices in research and analysis methods, and it facilitates the interdisciplinary research endeavors of faculty, staff and students in the College of Information. The lab also manages a web-based repository of best practices and techniques and offers feebased services to nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
The admission process is competitive and based on a holistic review of your academic history and potential for success. You will need to meet admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® along with the following Ph.D. program admissions requirements:
For international students, a satisfactory TOEFL score or successful completion of the UNT Intensive English Language Institute is required.
More information about admission requirements is available on our website.
You must pass a comprehensive qualifying exam with written and oral components before you begin your dissertation research.
We offer several financial awards to help you pursue your graduate education. These include competitive scholarships, grants, and teaching and research assistantships.
You may apply for graduate library assistantships in the UNT Libraries after completing 9 semester hours. The graduate school also provides graduate fellowships, assistantships and scholarships.