The iSchool at Drexel University is seeking applicants to join the Ph.D.
program in Fall 2009.
The iSchool is an interdisciplinary college within the university that
focuses on the interplay of people, information, and technology. Areas of
interest include human-computer interaction, computer supported
collaborative learning, children and youth information behaviors, social
informatics, digital libraries, knowledge management, information
visualization, and data mining. Empirical studies both qualitative and
quantitative are widely used. Students and faculty come from a wide
variety of backgrounds, for example, computer science, anthropology,
psychology, information science, library science, and communication. The
broad scope of the Ph.D. in Information Studies prepares students for
employment in academia and industry.
Recent projects involving faculty and doctoral students include:
- Interaction patterns and their effect on design
- A distributed cognition walkthrough method
- Perceived credibility of stories in a participatory journalism web
- Virtual community building of teens interested in mathematics
- Collaborative knowledge sharing in early requirements analysis and
- Millennial students’ communication behaviors and their impact on
- Gender differences in use of information technologies
- Clinical information systems’ effects on the work processes of
health care practitioners
- Question asking and answering in the Internet Public Library
- Data mining and information visualization techniques for knowledge
More information about The iSchool at Drexel’s doctoral program is
available at www.ischool.drexel.edu, or e-mail [log in to unmask] To
apply to the iSchool’s PhD in Information Studies, visit
http://www.drexel.edu/em/apply/ischool/. Applications are due February 1st
for students seeking financial aid and international students.