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Mike Doane

CV Senior Lecturer
Mary Gates Hall 330J
Phone: 206-683-8857

Affiliate Position

  • Principal, Term Management, LLC


  • Information Architecture
  • Metadata
  • Semantic Web Knowledge Structures


  • IMT 530 - Organization Of Information Resources
  • INFO 498 - Special Topics In Informatics


Mike teaches six courses at the iSchool. He teaches in both iSchool masters degree programs, the Master of Science in Information Management and the Master of Library and Information Science programs, as well as in the undergraduate Informatics program. These courses cover topics that include information management, information architecture, knowledge management, taxonomy/ontology development, and metadata design. Specifically, in the MSIM program, he teaches: IMT 500 Foundations of Information Management which provides an overview of the IM field; IMT 535 Introduction to Information Architecture which focuses on theoretical and strategic ideas regarding the organization and presentment of information to a user; IMT 530 Organization of Information Resources which covers the theory, planning and development of taxonomies and ontologies for website and other information systems. In the MLIS program, Mike teaches: LIS 584 Knowledge Management, an online course design ed to give students an intellectual context for understanding organizational, managerial, and technical issues surrounding the practice of knowledge management; and IMT/LIS 539 Metadata Design, an online course teaching the practice of developing and using metadata to enhance information management and retrieval. He also teaches INFO 330, the undergraduate course focusing on information architecture and UX.


  • MLIS, Taxonomy, Information Design, University of Washington, 2004
  • MA, Humanities, San Francisco State University, 1986
  • BA, Humanities, San Francisco State University, 1984


  • Nominee 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award - UW Center for Teaching and Learning, 2018
  • Nominee 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award - UW Center for Teaching and Learning, 2017


  • The Information Architecture Institute

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Enterprise Taxonomy Governance: Practical Advice for Building and Maintaining Your Enterprise Taxonomy (2017)
    , Page 84 Author: Mike Doane
  • Report
    Taxonomy Governance for SharePoint 2013 (2017)
    Author: Mike Doane
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Taxonomy Governance for SharePoint: Practical Advice for Building and Maintaining Your SharePoint Taxonomy (2017)
    , Page 168 Author: Mike Doane
  • Blog Post
    Can taxonomy survive the Trough of Disillusionment? (2016)
    LinkedIn Author: Mike Doane
  • Book Review
    Information 2.0 - New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption (2015)
    Journal of Digital Media Management, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page pp. 92-98(7) Author: Mike Doane
  • Book Review
    Practical Digital Preservation - A How-To Guide for Organizations of Any Size (2015)
    Journal of Digital Media Management, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 355-356(2) Author: Mike Doane


  • Building Taxonomies for Voice User Interfaces (2018)
    Taxonomy Bootcamp - Washington, DC
  • IA in the Age of the Echo (2018)
    Information Architecture Summit - Chicago, IL
  • Outfitting the Next Generation of Information Architects (2016)
    World IA Day 2016 - Seattle, WA
  • Using Semantics to Enhance Police Body Camera Video (2016)
    Enterprise Data World - San Diego, CA