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School of Information Sciences

Address and Contact Information

501 E. Daniel Street
M/C 493
Champaign, IL  61820-6211  (map)

The iSchool at Illinois

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois has long been recognized as one of the best library and information science programs in the world. The iSchool earned this reputation through a tradition of innovation and excellence, including:


Students may pursue comprehensive educational offerings, including a Bachelor of Science degree in information sciences, Master of Science degrees in library and information science and information management, the PhD, and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS). The iSchool also offers a School Librarian Licensure and an Informatics minor.

Learn more about our faculty

To learn more about the research and teaching expertise of our faculty, visit our faculty profiles.

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Administrative Offices: (217) 333-3280
Dean's Office: (217) 333-3281
Advancement/Alumni Relations: (217) 333-3280
Communications: (217) 244-4643

FAX: (217) 244-3302

To find a particular faculty or staff member, please review the School Directory.

  • Dean: Eunice E. Santos, 112A LIS, (217) 333-3281
  • Assistant to the Dean: Christine Hopper, 112D LIS, (217) 333-3280
  • Interim Executive Associate Dean: Linda C. Smith, (217) 333-7742
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Ted Underwood, 112E LIS, (217) 419-2056
  • Associate Dean for Research: J. Stephen Downie, (217) 265-5018
  • Senior Assistant Dean for Communications and Marketing: Cindy Ashwill, (217) 244-4643
  • Assistant Dean for Advancement: Eileen Prillaman, (217) 333-7344
  • Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility: Eugene L. Moore, (217) 333-3280
  • Director of Alumni Affairs: Jill Gengler, (217) 265-6252
  • Director of Budget and Planning: Vicki Van Uithoven, (217) 300-6133
  • Director of Recruitment and Admissions: Katrina Hagler, (217) 244-3432
  • Director of Human Resources: Melissa Madsen, (217) 244-0418
  • Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations: Danielle Wilberg, (217) 333-9829
  • Director of Research and Technology Innovation: Anita Nikolich
  • Director of Undergraduate Affairs: Melissa Newell, (217) 300-5003
  • Admissions and Student Records: Penny Ames, (217) 333-7197
  • Assistant Director of Employer Relations: Michele Plante, (217) 333-1102
  • Assistant Director of Career Services: Rebecca Hodson, (217) 300-2254
  • Assistant Director of Facilities: Tad Schroeder
  • Assistant Director of Core Systems: Brynnen Owen, (217) 333-7865
  • Help Desk, Information Technology, and Online Course Support: 245 LIS, (800) 377-1892 or (217) 244-4903,
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Editor, Kate Quealy-Gainer, (217) 344-9331
  • Library Trends, Editors, Clara M. Chu and Jaya Raju

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Name Title Email
Althaus, Scott Director, Cline Center for Advanced Social Research
Bashir, Masooda N Associate Professor
Director, Social Sciences in Engineering Research, College of Engineering
Blake, Catherine Lesley Professor, Information Sciences
Health Innovation Professor, Carle College of Medicine
Bonn, Maria Stella Associate Professor
Bosch, Nigel Assistant Professor, Information Sciences
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Bruce, Bertram C Professor Emeritus
Chan, Anita Associate Professor, Information Sciences
Associate Professor, Media + Cinema Studies
Chu, Clara M Professor
Comstock, Sharon L Teaching Assistant Professor
Cordell, Ryan Charles Associate Professor
Dahlen, Sarah Park Associate Professor
Darch, Peter Thomas Assistant Professor
Diesner, Jana Associate Professor
Downie, John Stephen Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center
Dubin, David Teaching Associate Professor
He, Jing Rui Associate Professor
Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction, University Library
Affiliate Faculty, School of Information Sciences
Hoiem, Elizabeth Fabry Massa Assistant Professor
Hopping, David Earle Teaching Assistant Professor
Workforce Development/Continuing Education Director, iSchool
Houston, Brant Knight Chair Professor in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting
Huang, Yun Associate Professor
Karahalios, Karrie Professor
Katz, Daniel S Chief Scientist, NCSA
Associate Research Professor, CS
Kendall, Lori Associate Professor
Kilicoglu, Halil Associate Professor
Knox, Emily Joyce Magdelyn Associate Professor
Koh, Kyungwon Associate Professor
Kyrillidou, Martha Research Associate
La Barre, Kathryn Associate Professor
LeBlanc, Zoe Assistant Professor
Ludaescher, Bertram Professor
Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
Magee, Rachel Assistant Professor
Mak, Bonnie Associate Professor, Information Sciences
+ History
McDowell, Kathleen Associate Professor
McWorter, Gerald Arthur Professor Emeritus
Mohaghegh, Zahra Associate Professor
Naiman, Jill Teaching Assistant Professor
Ocepek, Melissa G Assistant Professor
Pintar, Judith A Teaching Associate Professor
Director of Game Studies & Design
Renear, Allen H Professor
Sanfilippo, Madelyn Rose Assistant Professor
Santos, Eunice E Professor and Dean
Schneider, Jodi A Associate Professor
Schwebel, Sara Lynn Professor
Director, The Center for Children's Books
Seo, JooYoung Assistant Professor
Smith, Linda Professor and Interim Executive Associate Dean
Tilley, Carol Associate Professor
Faculty Affiliate, The Center for Writing Studies
Torvik, Vetle Ingvald Associate Professor
Trainor, Kevin Senior Lecturer
Turk, Matthew J Assistant Professor
Twidale, Michael Professor
PhD Program Director
Underwood, William E Professor of Information Sciences
Professor and LAS Centennial Scholar of English
Wang, Dong Associate Professor
Wang, Shaowen Professor and Department Head, Geography & GIS
Founding Director, CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies
Wang, Yang Associate Professor
Weech, Terry Associate Professor Emeritus
Weible, John D Senior Lecturer
Wickes, Elizabeth Danielle Lecturer
Wickett, Karen Michelle Assistant Professor
Williams, Kate Associate Professor
Wolske, Martin B Teaching Assistant Professor
Zhai, Chengxiang Professor