The School of Information Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST), an undergraduate minor in Information Science and Technology (IST), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), a Master of Science in Information Science & Technology (MSIST), a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Archives and Records Administration, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Digital Libraries, and a PhD in Information Studies.

Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology (BSIST)

The Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST) combines core IT skills like front-end web design, programming and project management, with electives that you choose. The only degree of its kind in the UW System, the BSIST degree will set you apart from the competition.

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

The Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program, accredited by the American Library Association since 1976, prepares librarians and information professionals to manage change in an urbanized, technologically oriented and knowledge-based society. Its systematic course of study enables individuals with a strong service orientation to apply principles of library and information science, to use current methods and tools, and to recognize the value of research.

Master of Science in Information Science & Technology (MSIST)

The Master of Science in Information Science and Technology is a professional graduate degree program for those who seek advanced training to meet the ever-increasing need for information technology (IT) professionals.

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies prepares graduates for academic and professional careers where an in-depth knowledge of research processes and evaluation is needed. The program emphasizes the study of the representation, storage, retrieval, use, and impact of information resources on society. Graduates will contribute to the knowledge base of the discipline and will take on leadership roles as scholars and administrators in the discipline and the profession.


For information on SOIS's degree programs please see the SOIS website at uwm.edu/informationstudies.

Undergraduate

 Graduate

 Doctoral

Certificates of Advanced Study

Requirements for Employment, Licensing, or Professional Organizations

Students should be aware that some professions, occupations, and employers are subject to licensing and/or bonding requirements. When a course of study includes clinical or field training, practice teaching, internships, or the like, students may be subjected to a check of criminal conviction records, prior to acceptance of a student by the placement site. Students are responsible for obtaining the information necessary for them to become knowledgeable about these requirements and plan their studies accordingly. Please contact the appropriate department or program office for further information.

Administration

Dean's Office

Mark Harris
Interim Dean
Vice Provost for Research & Professor

Dietmar Wolfram
Senior Associate Dean & Professor

Karen Kroes
Interim Assistant Dean (UBR)

Chad Zahrt 
Assistant Dean (Student Affairs)

Student Services

Tobiah Deutsch
Senior Academic Advisor

Maggie Flath
Associate Advisor

Angela Sadowsky
Senior Academic Advisor

Julie Walker
Alumni & Career Services Advisor

Brian Williams
Senior Academic Advisor

Administrative Services

Laura Meyer 
Executive Assistant to the Dean & Senior Associate Dean

Rebecca Hall
Web Development & Marketing

Claire Schultz
Marketing

Information Studies Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Mohammed Aman Professor Emeritus PhD University of Pittsburgh No Yes
Johannes Britz Provost, Professor DD, PhD University of Pretoria, South Africa Yes No
Wonchan Choi Assistant Professor PhD Florida State University Yes No
Julaine Clunis Visiting Assistant Professor PhD Candidate Kent State University No No
J. Dietenberger Lecturer MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Alexandra Dimitroff Associate Professor Emerita PhD No Yes
Donald Force Associate Professor PhD University of British Columbia Yes No
Matt Friedel Senior Lecturer MBA Marquette University No No
Maria Haigh Associate Professor PhD Drexel University Yes No
Shaun Hayes Archives Program Specialist MLIS University of Pittsburgh No No
Susan Hersh Senior Lecturer/School Library Media MLIS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Adam Hudson Senior Lecturer/Director Nonprof-IT MLIS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Margaret Kipp Associate Professor PhD University of Western Ontario Yes No
Nadine Kozak Associate Professor PhD University of California-San Diego Yes No
Hur-li Lee Associate Professor PhD Rutgers University Yes No
Wan-Chen Lee Assistant Professor PhD University of Washington No No
Tomas Lipinski Professor PhD University of Chicago Yes No
Steven J. Miller Senior Lecturer Emeritus MLIS No No
Xiangming Mu Associate Professor PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Yes No
Hope Olson Professor Emerita PhD No Yes
Minsook Park Assistant Professor PhD Florida State University Yes No
Wilhelm Peekhaus Associate Professor PhD University of Western Ontario Yes No
Abigail Phillips Assistant Professor PhD Florida State University Yes No
Jacques du Plessis Associate Professor PhD Utah State University Yes No
Shana Ponelis Assistant Professor PhD University of Pretoria, South Africa Yes No
Khaled Sabha Senior Lecturer MS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Betsy Schoeller Senior Lecturer PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
James Schultz Lecturer MLIS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Judy Senkevitch Associate Professor Emerita PhD Rutgers University No Yes
Lyndsay Smanz Senior Lecturer MLIS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Richard Smiraglia Professor Emeritus PhD University of Chicago No Yes
James Sweetland Professor Emeritus No Yes
Dietmar Wolfram Professor PhD University of Western Ontario Yes No
Hong (Iris) Xie Professor PhD Rutgers University Yes No
Jin Zhang Professor PhD University of Pittsburgh Yes No