Meet the Faculty/Staff

There are numerous iSchool resources faculty can use for help with meetings, payroll, keys, ordering textbooks, advising, admin needs and technology support, among others. Resources within this section include: classroom needs, payroll and Budget Office, office areas, advising, iCareers and scheduling. Listed below are the faculty and staff available to help you should you have any questions or concerns regarding your teaching needs.

For a full list of faculty and staff visit:

Picture Name Email Title If You Need Help With……
Peggy Takach Director of Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Adjunct Professor New faculty/adjunct onboarding, assessment, syllabi review, online and face-to-face course design and curriculum review
Jeffrey Fouts Director of Instructional Technology, Adjunct Professor New faculty/adjunct onboarding, administers faculty instructional and technology resources, Learning Management System – Blackboard
Kathy Allen Assistant Dean of Student and Career Services Advising, student issues, waitlist policies/procedures, student records/grades, event management
Jen Barclay Program Manager, PhD/Doctor of Professional Studies Curriculum Documentation, Prospective Student Program Information
Blythe Bennett Program Manager, Library and Information Science/School Media Scheduling, LIS advising, LIS student engagement, Prospective Student Program Information, Curriculum Documentation
Caroline Haythornethwaite Director, MS in Library and Information Science & MS LIS: School Media – Professor MS-LIS/SM, Program strategy, policy, management, course content and sequence
Mariann Major Executive Assistant to the Dean/Faculty Support Services Supports iSchool Dean initiatives and faculty support
Lauren McPhillips Program Manager, M.S. Applied Data Science/Enterprise Data Systems/Information Management Scheduling, IM/TNM student engagement, Prospective Student Program Information, Curriculum Documentation
Roger Merrill Assistant Dean, IT Services and Facilities Classroom Voice, Data, Video technology, Computing Policy, furniture, building access, infrastructure emergencies
Deb Nosky Assistant Professor of Practice | Director, Bachelor of Science in Information Management and Technology BS-IM&T Program strategy, policy, management, course content and sequence
Maureen O’Connor – Kicak Budget Analyst Adjunct contracts, payroll and HR related questions, student assistant payroll
Carsten Oesterlund Associate Professor | Director, Information Management and Telecommunications and Network Management MS-IM/TNM, CAS-DS, CAS-ISM, CAS-IST&M, CAS-EGov, Program strategy, policy, management, course content and sequence
Barbara Stripling Senior Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Practice – LIS iSchool strategy management, faculty policy, faculty meetings, external relations and special projects, corporate cohort education
Art Thomas Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Practice Course and Program changes, academic policies and procedures, external organization work with courses, adjunct relations, course evaluations
Victoria Williams Director of Online Education 2SU Online student recruitment, 2SU online learning community engagement, 2SU online program reporting/statistics