Profiles of PhD Students and Alumni

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Profiles of Gateway PhD Students and Alumni

The Gateway PhD program is a global research program. We invite you to learn more about our current doctoral students and the alumni.

Gateway PhD Program Current Students

Gateway PhD Students with MMU

Samuel Chiang

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Proposal Title: The effects of research & library anxiety on secondary students’ information literacy behaviours in the research process

Susie Kopecky

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Proposal Title: Information-seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Citation and Plagiarism and Its Variation Between Community College Students and Instructors

Andrew Weiss

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Proposal Title: Examination of a comprehensive model for fake news and misinformation

Andrea Medina-Smith

Andrea Medina-Smith

Proposal Title: What are we measuring and what does it tell us?: Data metrics for impact assessment – Federal agencies

Tommy Vinh Bui

Proposal Title: Artist Residencies in Library Spaces: Examining Mechanisms of Impact and Gauging Effectiveness

Krista McCracken

Proposal Title: Indigenous Control of Information and Indigenous Community Identity Formation

Rebecca Bryant Penrose

Proposal Title:Academic Libraries and the Use of Institutional Research Data

 

 

 

Gateway PhD Program Alumni

Jennine Knight (2024)

Dissertation:

Transforming academic libraries through strategic partnerships: The Caribbean case of the UWI.

Stephen Abrams (2023)

Dissertation Title: A Communicological Framework for Evaluating Digital Preservation Efficacy 

Walter Butler (2022)

Dissertation Title: Changing in the Open: OER Textbooks, Online Communities, and the Management of Academic Libraries

Lettie Conrad (2022)

Dissertation Title: Managing Academic Information: A Grounded Theory Model of the Student-Researcher Information Experience

Pat Sandercock (2022)

Dissertation Title: Understanding the Information Choices of Technical College Students

Richard Okumoto (2021)

Dissertation Title: Digital Storytelling in Higher Education Improves Student Learning Objectives Retention

Cherry-Ann Smart (2021)

Dissertation Title: Towards Transformative Engagement: The International and Foreign Student Stakeholders in the Academic Library: A View from the Subaltern

Salvador Barragan (2020)

Dissertation Title: Appraisal and Retention of Information in the Private Sector: A Case Study

Karen Kaufmann (2019)

Dissertation Title: Socio-cognitive Relevance of Information Literacy: The Impact on Student Success

Nilo Sarraf (2019)

Dissertation Title: Mapping the Neurophysiological and Affective Dimensions of the Information Search Process Model

Hongbo Zou (2019)

Dissertation Title: Understanding the Role of Social Media in Enhancing Participatory Services in Public Libraries

Shelly Buchanan (2018)

Dissertation Title: The lived experience of middle school students engaged in student-driven inquiry: A phenomenological study.

Africa Hands (2018)

Dissertation Title: Doctoral Student Motivation: An Exploratory Study of Motivating Factors for Earning the PhD

Kim Morrison (2018)

Dissertation Title: Counter-story as Curriculum: Autoethnography, Critical Race Theory, and Informed Assets in the Information Literacy Classroom

Laura Anderson (2016)

Dissertation Title: Information Sharing in Virtual Collaboration: A Software Engineering Perspective

Melissa Fraser-Arnott (2016)

Dissertation Title: Personalizing Success: The Professional Identity Experiences of LIS Graduates in Non-Library Roles

Clarence Maybee (2015)

Dissertation Title: Informed Learning in the Undergraduate Classroom: The Role of Information Experiences in Shaping Outcomes 

Maria Otero-Boisvert (2015)

Dissertation Title: Funding the Academic Library: An Ethnography

Mary‑Jo Romaniuk (2014)

Dissertation Title: Developing Emerging Leaders in the Library Profession: Program Content, Self-efficacy and Leadership

Tina Inzerilla (2013)

Dissertation Title: Community College Faculty’s Teaching Social Networks and Their Implications for Librarians

Virginia Tucker (2013)

Dissertation Title: Acquiring Search Expertise: Learning Experiences and Threshold Concepts

Mary Ann Harlan (2012) 

Dissertation Title: Information Pathways: The Information Practices and Experiences of Teen Content Creators

Cheryl Stenström (2012) 

Dissertation Title: Factors Influencing Funding Decisions by Elected Politicians at the State/Provincial Level: A Case Study of Public Libraries in Canada

Diana Wakimoto (2012)

Dissertation Title: The History of Queer Community Archives in California Since 1950

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Samuel Chiang

Samuel Chiang Samuel Chiang has been a high school teacher at Upland High School in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains since 2001. He has taught the Expository, Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) and Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition. He currently teaches AP Literature and AP Capstone Research. His current and past research interests include Rhetoric and Composition, 18th-Century Literature, Information Literacy and Research Pedagogy.

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Andrew Weiss

Andrew Weiss Andrew Weiss has been a Digital Services Librarian at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) since 2011. His library work focuses primarily on scholarly communications, including institutional repository development, open access policy, copyright, and OA journal publishing. Current and past research interests include fake news and misinformation, mass digitization projects, digital libraries, and data privacy.

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Susie Kopecky

Susie Kopecky

Proposal Title: Information-seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Citation and Plagiarism and Its Variation Between Community College Students and Instructors

SJSU Supervisor: Dr. Darra Hofman

MMU Supervisor(s): Dr. Geoff Walton

Education:

  •  MA (English), MLIS, DA (English Pedagogy)

Current or Most Recent Position:

  • Library Coordinator and Associate Professor/Librarian