Meet our outstanding School of Information Studies faculty and find contact information.

Kate Marek

Director and Professor

Email: kmarek@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6648
Office: Crown Library 300F

Education
  • PhD, Emporia State University, Library and Information Management
  • MALS, Dominican University
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Specialty
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Information Management
  • PhD Research interests in Information Policy
  • Organizational Storytelling
  • Qualitative Research Methods
Karen Brown

Professor

Email: kbrown@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6856
Office: Crown Library 344

Education
  • PhD, New York University
  • MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MA, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Areas of Specialty
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Information Management
  • PhD in Information Management
Bill Crowley

Professor

Email: crowbill@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6513
Office: Crown Library 321

Education
  • PhD, Ohio University
  • MS (LS), Columbia University
  • MA, Ohio State University
  • BA, Hunter College
Areas of Specialty
  • Higher Education Administration (Interpersonal Communication minor)
  • Management of Libraries and Information Centers
  • Readers Advisory Services
  • Marketing
  • Advocacy
  • Public Libraries
  • Special Libraries
  • Folkloristics
Janice Del Negro

Associate Professor

Email: jdelnegro@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6871
Office: Crown Library 334

Education
  • PhD, University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • MLS, SUNY Geneseo, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
  • BA, CUNY Hunter College, New York City
Areas of Specialty
  • Teaches and develops courses at the master’s and doctoral level in the School of Information Studies, including such areas as children’s and young adult literature, storytelling, outreach programming, library services to children and young adults, youth services organization and management, foundations of library and information science, reading in society, and information policy.
  • Research interests include folk and fairy tales and popular media, children’s and young adult literature, storytelling, and women in folk and fairy tales.
Mary Pat Fallon

Associate Professor

Email: mpfallon@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6602
Office: Crown Library 334

Education
  • EdD, Benedictine University
  • MLIS, Dominican University
  • MA, DePaul University
  • BS, University of Wisconsin–Menomonie
Yijun Gao

Associate Professor

Email: ygao@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6056
Office: Crown Library 322

Education
  • PhD, The University of Western Ontario
  • MLIS, The University of Western Ontario
Areas of Specialty
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Information Management
Don Hamerly

Associate Professor and Director, Informatics and School Library Media Program

Email: dhamerly@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6598
Office: Crown Library 311

Education
  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin 
  • MLIS, The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, Lamar University
Areas of Specialty
  • Informatics
  • School Library Media Program
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • PhD in Library and Information Science
Sujin Huggins

Associate Professor

Email: shuggins@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6580
Office: Crown Library 314

Education
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • M.Sc., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign,
  • BA, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Areas of Specialty
  • Teaching in the School of Information Studies and Rosary College of Arts and Sciences
Stacy Kowalczyk

Associate Professor

Email: skowalczyk@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6482
Office: Crown Library 333

Education
  • PhD, Indiana University
  • MLIS, Dominican University
Areas of Specialty
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Information Management
Cecilia Salvatore

Professor, Coordinator/Archives and Cultural Heritage Program

Email: csalvatore@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6852
Office: Crown Library 324

Education
  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
  • MLS, SUNY at Buffalo
Areas of Specialty
  • Archives and Cultural Heritage Program
  • Master of  Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Information Management
  • PhD in Library and Information Management
Karen Snow

Associate Professor, PhD Program Director

Email: ksnow@dom.edu
Phone: (708) 524-6077
Office: Crown Library 345-A

Education
  • PhD, Information Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • MS, Library Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • BA, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Areas of Specialty
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • PhD Program
Md Hassan Zamir

Lecturer

Email: mzamir@dom.edu
Phone: (708)524-6954
Office: Crown Library 323

Education
  • PhD, Information Science, University of South Carolina
  • MA, University of Dhaka
  • BA, University of Dhaka
Areas of Specialty
  • iSchool
  • Informatics
  • Information Management
  • Library and Information Science