Research Teams

Dan Andresen, Associate Professor, Kansas State University Dept. of Computer Science

Dan Andresen is an Associate Professor in Computing and Information Sciences and the Director for the Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science. He help coordinates education and outreach activities for Beocat XSEDE, teaches classes in distributed systems and computer architecture and as well as works with research computing. His research and technical interests include computer architecture, and distributed computing.

Toby Axelsson, Program Director, University of Kansas Information Technology

Michael Bolton, Director, Digital Initiatives at Texas A&M University Libraries

Judy GansonDirector of Collection Management Services and Systems, University of Arkansas  

Larry Hoyle, Senior Scientist and Director of Computing, Institute for Policy and Social Research, University of Kansas

Larry Hoyle is a Senior Scientist and Director of Computing at the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas. The Institute brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels with affiliated faculty who represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning. Larry has authored and co-authored several papers on connecting DDI and XML with statistical packages and has participated in four DDI related Dagstuhl workshops. He has also been an invited or contributing speaker at a number of SAS Global forum / SUGI conferences. 

Andrew Johnson, Assistant Professor and Research Data/Metadata Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder

Andrew Johnson is Assistant Professor and Research Data/Metadata Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). Andrew received his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. In his current position, he provides support to the campus for research data management and the CU-Boulder institutional repository. He is also involved with campus-wide efforts to develop services and infrastructure for research data. Prior to joining CU-Boulder, his work focused primarily on the collection, management, and curation of data and associated metadata for laboratories in disciplines ranging from neuropsychology to biophotonics. His research interests lie in developing library services and infrastructure for areas like research data management and scholarly communication.

Kathryn Lage, Map Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder 

Deborah Ludwig, Assistant Dean, University of Kansas Libraries

Deborah Ludwig is the primary investigator for the IMLS grant on Lifecycle Management of Research Data.  She currently serves as Assistant Dean for Innovation and Strategy with the University of Kansas Libraries.  Her research interests include scholarly communication, digital preservation, technology applications in libraries, organizational change, and the future of libraries and librarianship. 

Susan Matveyeva, Manager of SOAR, Wichita State University

Susan Matveyeva is a manager of the Wichita State University institutional repository SOAR: Shocker Open Access Repository.  She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Culture in the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy (Moscow, Russia); Masters of Library and Information Science in Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), and B.A. in Theory and History of Music in Odessa State Conservatory (Odessa, Ukraine).  She authored circa 100 scholarly publications on the topics of sociocultural dynamics, modernization in Russia, and national conflicts.  Dr. Matveyeva became library practitioner in 2002, when she joined Wichita State University as Assistant Professor and Catalog Librarian. In 2009, she was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor and Institutional Repository Librarian. Dr. Matveyeva's current research interests include scholarly communication, electronic publishing, institutional repositories, access to digital information, metadata, and digital libraries. Find more information on Dr. Matveyeva's works in her Curriculum Vitae.

Scott McEathron, Head of Data Initiatives,University of Kansas Libraries

Scott R. McEathron [M.L.I.S., School of Library and Information Science and M.A. Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.A. Geography, University of Minnesota] is Head of Data Initiatives at the University of Kansas Libraries. He also provides reference, collection development, liaison (outreach), and instructional services for geology, geography, environmental studies. His interests and publications have focused on issues related to librarianship in the geosciences and geospatial data and information.

Rick McMullen,Director, Arkansas High Performance Computing Center

Greg Monaco, Director of Research & Cyberinfrastructure, Great Plains Network 

Greg Monaco is the Director for Research and Cyberinfrastructure Initiatives with the Great Plains Network. He works with GPN consortium members on collaborative projects that involve the use of advanced networking and computational technologies. Greg is a cognitive psychologist and spent several years as a program director in the computer and information sciences directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Amalia Monroe-Gulick, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries

Diane Oerly, Grant Writer, University of Missouri Advanced Computing Environment

Jeff Perry, Deputy Technology Officer, University of Kansas Information Technology

Nikki Potter, Project Coordinator, University of Kansas Libraries, Librarian and Archivist, Kansas Geological Survey

Nikki Potter is the Librarian and Archivist for the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas and the Project Coordinator for the IMLS Grant. She earned her Bachelors of General Studies from the University of Kansas and a Master’s of Science in Information from the University of Michigan where she specialized in Libraries and Information Services and Archives and Records Management. Her interests include digital preservation and integrating library services into archive settings. 

Sarah Potvin, Metadata Librarian in Digital Services & Scholarly Communication,  Texas A&M University Libraries

Sarah Potvin is the Metadata Librarian in Digital Services & Scholarly Communication in the Texas A&M University Libraries. Her research interests range over scholarly communication and publishing, the Digital Humanities, metadata for institutional repositories, and democratic governance. Prior to coming to A&M, she held positions as a Research & Scholarly Communication Analyst at the non-profit Tobin Project and as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School. Sarah graduated from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin with an MSIS, completing her capstone project as an IMLS Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ann Riley, Associate Director, University of Missouri Libraries

Jason Stirnaman, Digital Projects Librarian at A.R. Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center

Jason Stirnaman is the Digital Projects Librarian at A.R. Dykes Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He works with the library's Research Program as well as manages projects and does software development for the library. My interests include access and discovery of information, data management, and agile teams. Our team has experience with digital media standards, digital preservation, various programming languages, web frameworks, database platforms, and data extraction methods.

Jonathan Wheeler, Data Curation Librarian, University of New Mexico Libraries

Jonathan Wheeler is a Data Curation Librarian at the University of New Mexico Libraries in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to joining the faculty at UNM, Jon provided access services at the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Ramsey Library and served as an environmental records coordinator for the White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.  Jon’s role in the UNM Libraries includes the development of research data ingest, packaging and archiving work flows, coordinating activities for the Libraries’ Data Archives committee and providing operational support for Data and Outreach Librarians. His research interests include trustworthy and sustainable architectures for long term data preservation and the disposition of research data in response to funding requirements.

Brian Westra,
Science Data Services Librarian, University of Oregon

Brian Westra is the Lorry I. Lokey Science Data Services Librarian at the University of Oregon. He has an MS in Environmental Science, and an MSI in Library and Information Services. He provides consultation support for faculty with their NSF data management plans, teaches research data management to graduate students and faculty, and supports data curation and cyberinfrastructure initiatives in the sciences. Brian is also the liaison to the UO Department of Chemistry.

Stephanie Wright, Data Services Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries

Stephanie is currently the Data Services Coordinator at the University of Washington Libraries, responsible for developing and implementing a data services program to support the research data management needs of UW faculty and students. Her focus is to promote collaboration on data management resource development, service provision and education which she does by building relationships between the Libraries and research data-related entities both on and off-campus. Prior to delving into data services, she worked at the University of Washington both as a science librarian and as the Management Information Librarian in the Office of Assessment and Planning. Before joining the UW as a librarian, she worked in libraries all over the United States as a trainer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's U.S. Library Program