Rebecca Follman is a graduate student in the College of Information Studies. She has a bachelor's in English from Northwestern University. Prior to entering the graduate program at the iSchool, she was a high school English teacher and webmaster. With iPAC, she works on The Lilead Project.
Dr. Renee Franklin Hill is an Assistant Professor in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies where she teaches courses that prepare graduate students to enter the school library media profession. Dr. Franklin Hill is committed to researching issues that involve examining methods for increasing diversity within Library and Information Studies programs. Her work focuses on understanding information needs and information access as they relate to diverse populations (e.g., members of various racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities). Dr. Franklin Hill serves on the editorial board for The Library Quarterly and is a reviewer for Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.
Dr. Derek L. Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology within Brigham Young University's Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. His research and teaching focus on ways to harness the power of social media technologies to help virtual and real-world communities meet their goals. Specifically, he works on designing novel methods, technologies, and social strategies for making sense of social media datasets and encouraging volunteer participation in socially beneficial endeavors in areas including citizen science, consumer health informatics, and local citizen engagement.
Holding Masters’ degrees in English from the University of Maryland and in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham (UK), Karen Kettnich has worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library, taught for the University of Maryland and the University of California, Santa Cruz, and currently teaches in the Department of English at Loyola University Maryland. She has also served as a dramaturg for many seasons at the theatre company Shakespeare Santa Cruz.