Ph.D. Students, Faculty and Alumni
Natascha studies how groups of people determine whether their online sources are trustworthy. "From 'fake news' to phishing, online mis- and disinformation are rampant, and can be difficult to distinguish from authoritative information. I'm hoping to help users make this distinction a little easier."
Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Affairs, UW Information School
Joe Tennis was the first graduate of the UW Information School Ph.D. in Information Science program in 2005. He joined the iSchool in 2007 after two years at The University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The focus of his research is knowledge organization, specifically classification theory and the evaluation of classification practices and structures.
Hendry investigates tools, practices, and systems that create the conditions for sustainable, inclusive participation in the design of information systems. Working with the theory and method of Value Sensitive Design, he is currently conducting studies on the use of information systems by homeless young people and drop-in centers that support their welfare. For his dissertation at The Robert Gordon University where he graduated in 1996, he developed a user-interface architecture for implementing diverse families of information retrieval applications.