PhD

Completed Dissertations

Copies of dissertations are available through the UW libraries.

Joe Tennis, 2005

Dissertation Title: Conceptions of Subject Analysis: A Metatheoretical Investigation
Committee Chair: Allyson Carlyle
Post Graduation: Faculty position

Lorri Mon, 2006

Dissertation Title: User Perceptions of Digital Reference Services
Committee Chair: Joe Janes
Post Graduation: Faculty position

Martha Smith, 2006

Dissertation Title: Art Information Use and Needs of Non-Specialists: Evidence in Art
Museum Visitor Studies
Committee Chair: Allison Carlyle
Post Graduation: No Data

Patricia Katapol, 2007

Dissertation Title: Information Culture of Support Staff in Municipal Government And Implications for Managerial Decision-Making
Committee Chair: Raya Fidel
Post Graduation: Faculty position

Nathan Freier, 2007

Dissertation Title: Children Distinguish Conventional from Moral Violations in Interactions with a Personified Agent
Committee Chair: Batya Friedman
Post Graduation: Faculty position

Kent Unruh, 2007

Dissertation Title: Information and the Cancer Experience: A Study of Patient Work in Cancer Care
Committee Chair: Wanda Pratt
Post Graduation: Post Doc./Fellowship

Meliha Yetisgen Yildiz, 2007

Dissertation Title: Using Statistical and Knowledge-Based Approaches for Literature-Based Discovery
Committee Chair: Wanda Pratt
Post Graduation: Research Faculty

Tammara Combs (Turner), 2008

Dissertation Title: Understanding Community: The Implications of Social Interactions and Information Flow in Online Discussion Groups
Committee Chair: Karen Fisher
Post Graduation: Business/Industry

Ok Nam Park, 2008

Dissertation Title: Current Practice in Classification System Design
- An empirical investigation of classification system design team practice
Committee Chair: Allyson Carlyle
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Sunny Consolvo, 2008

Dissertation Title: Designing and Evaluating a Persuasive Technology
to Encourage Lifestyle Behavior Change
Committee Chair: David McDonald
Post Graduation:  Business/Industry

Melanie Feinberg, 2008

Dissertation Title: Classification as Communication: Properties and Design
Committee Chair: Allyson Carlyle
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Deborah Turner, 2009

Dissertation Title: Conceptualizing Oral Documents
Committee Chair: Harry Bruce
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Monica (Shujua) Liu, 2009

Dissertation Title: What shapes employees’ decisions to share knowledge in real work practices: An exploration of knowledge sharing processes and factors shaping workers’ knowledge sharing when performing a task
Committee Chair: Raya Fidel
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Lisa Nathan, 2009

Dissertation Title: Ecovillages, Sustainability, and Information Tools: An ethnography of values, adaptation, and tension
Committee Chair: Batya Friedman
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Kris Unsworth, 2009

Dissertation Title: Identifying the Enemy: Social categorization and national security policy
Committee Chair: Adam Moore
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Predrag Kalasnja, 2010

Dissertation Title: Supporting Unanchored Information Work of Cancer Patients with Mobile Technology
Committee Chair: Wanda Pratt
Post Graduation: Post Doc./Fellowship

Eric Myers, 2011

Dissertation Title: The Nature and Impact of Group Information Problem Solving in the Middle School Classroom
Committee Chair: Michael Eisenberg
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Volodymyr Lysenko, 2011

Dissertation Title: Political Cyberprotest as an Information System in (Semi)Authoritarian Societies
Committee Chair: Adam Moore
Post Graduation: Research Faculty

Shaun Kane, 2011

Dissertation Title: Development of a theoretical framework
Committee Chair: Jake Wobbrock
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Charles (Chic) Naumer, 2012

Dissertation Title: Understanding Information Needs and Framing:  A grounded theory study
Committee Chair: Karen Fisher
Post Graduation: Business/Industry

Jiranida (Ammy) Phuwanartnurak, 2013

Dissertation Title: Exploring the Use of Wikis for Information Sharing in Interdisciplinary Design
Committee Chair: David Hendry
Post Graduation: Business/Industry

Peyina Lin, 2013

Dissertation Title: Channeling Friendships across Social Types via Mediated Communication and High School Clubs
Committee Chair: Michael Eisenberg
Post Graduation: Guest Faculty

Marilyn Ostergren, 2013

Dissertation Title: How Scientists Develop Competence in Visual Communication
Committee Chair: David Levy
Post Graduation: Guest Faculty

Parmit Chilana, 2013

Dissertation Title: Supporting Users After Software Deployment through Selection-Based Crowdsourced Contextual Help
Committee Chair: Jake Wobbrock/Andy Ko
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Jeff Huang, 2013

Dissertation Title: Modeling User Behavior and Attention in Search
Committee Chair: Jake Wobbrock/ Dumas
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Marisa Duarte, 2013

Dissertation Title: Network Sovereignty: Investigating the Implications of Tribally Owned Internet Infrastructures
Committee Chair: Cheryl Metoyer
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Miranda Belarde-Lewis, 2013

Dissertation Title: From Six Directions: Protecting Zuni Knowledge in Multiple Environments
Committee Chair: Cheryl Metoyer
Post Graduation: Museum conservation contractor

Luis Fernando Baron, 2013

Dissertation Title: The Power of Associations
Social Media and Social Movements:
Facebook in the interactions of Social Movement Organizations
Committee Chair: Ricardo Gomez
Post Graduation: Director, Research Labs

Gifford Cheung, 2013

Dissertation Title: Let’s Play Our Way: Designing Flexibility into Card Game Systems
Committee Chair: David Hendry
Post Graduation: Business/Industry

Jeff Hemsley, 2014

Dissertation Title: Studying Network Structural Changes Using Information Event Signatures
Committee Chair:  Bob Mason
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Jill Woelfer, 2014

Dissertation Title: Tuned Souls: The Role of Music in the Lives of Homeless Young People
Committee Chair: David Hendry
Post Graduation: Business/Industry

Marc Dupuis, 2014

Dissertation Title: The Role of Trait Affect in the Information Security Behavior of Home Users
Committee Chair: Hazel Taylor/ Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
Post Graduation: Lecturer

Eun Kyoung Choe, 2014

Dissertation Title: Designing Self-Monitoring Technology to Promote Data Capture and Reflection
Committee Chair: Julie Kientz
Post Graduation: Faculty Position

Elisabeth Jones, 2014

Dissertation Title: Constructing the Universal Library
Committee Chair: Joe Janes
Post Graduation: Lecturer

Yuan Lin, 2014

Dissertation Title: Dynamics in Organizational Problem Solving and the Leveraging of Social Capital
Committee Chair: Hans J. Scholl
Post Graduation: Post Doc./Fellowship

David Willer, 2014

Dissertation Title: Targeting Success. An Evaluation of Information Literacy Standards: A Mixed Method Approach Utilizing the Judgments of National Board Certified Teachers
Committee Chair: Mike Eisenberg
Post Graduation: Teacher

Carol Landry, 2014

Dissertation Title: The Impacts of Time Pressure and Emotion on the Information Behavior of High Stakes Decision Makers: The Home Buying Experience
Committee Chair: Karen Fisher
Post Graduation: TBD

Bryce Newell, 2015

Dissertation Title:  Transparent Lives and the Surveillance State: Policing, New Visibility, and Information Policy
Committee Chair: Adam D. Moore
Post Graduation: Post Doc./Fellowship

Michael Lee, 2015

Dissertation Title:  Teaching and Engaging with Debugging Puzzles
Committee Chair: Andy Ko
Post Graduation: Faculty Position