The iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University  is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members:


Dr. Julia Stoyanovich – Assistant Professor


Dr. Stoyanovich comes to the iSchool from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Visiting Scholar and previously a Postdoctoral Researcher and an NSF/CRA Computing Innovations Fellow.  Dr. Stoyanovich's research focuses on modeling and exploring large datasets in presence of rich semantic and statistical structure. Dr. Stoyanovich holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Computer Science and in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 


Chris Carroll – Assistant Teaching Professor


Chris Carroll has extensive experience in information technology within healthcare companies. He began his career in IT as a network engineer and system administrator for Unix servers. His research areas include information technology, information systems, and server technology. Carroll holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Drexel University.


Dr. Monica Maceli – Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Maceli, a 2012 graduate of the iSchool’s doctoral program in Information Studies (mentored by Professor Emeritus Dr. Michael Atwood), has a research focus in Human-Computer Interaction.  Dr. Maceli’s research explores meta-design, or the ability of a system to evolve through use in the hands of its end users. Dr. Maceli’s research interests include how users can contribute design ideas throughout the life of the system—playing the role of both user and designer.


Harvey Rishikof – Teaching Professor and Director of Cybersecurity and the Law in the iSchool and Earle Mack School of Law


Harvey Rishikof comes to the iSchool from the National Defense University, National War College in Washington, D.C., where he served as professor of law and national security studies, where he also chaired the department of national security strategy. He specializes in national security law, civil and military courts, terrorism, international law, civil liberties, civilian/military relations, governmental process, and the U.S. Constitution. Rishikof holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.A. from Brandeis University, and a B.A. from McGill University.


Dr. Trudi Hahn – Teaching Professor and Director of Academic Outreach


Dr. Hahn comes to the iSchool from the faculty of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.  Previously, Dr. Hahn served as Executive Director of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Her current research interests are in the areas of history of information science, including the origins and early development of the field, scholarly communication (particularly in regard to open access and author rights), and development needs of students and faculty in the field.  Dr. Hahn holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Drexel University, and an MSLS and B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Kentucky.


Lori Richards – Assistant Professor


Lori Richards comes to the iSchool from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina where she is a doctoral candidate. Her dissertation examines how cloud computing impacts the ability of state governments to satisfy their electronic recordkeeping requirements. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an M.A in Economics from California State University at Hayward.


Dr. Christopher Geib – Associate Professor


Dr. Geib comes to the iSchool from the University of Edinburgh, where he served as Research Fellow in the Department of Informatics (working on the EU Xperience project and the PACO-PLUS project).  Dr. Geib’s research interests focus on reasoning about and planning action under uncertainty.  He is also interested in the relationship between formal grammars, planning, plan recognition, reasoning, learning and search. Dr. Geib holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.