Faculty Profile: Professor Katie Shilton

This is the first in a series of posts where we’ll introduce you to the fabulous iSchool faculty. In the posts you’ll learn a little about their research and some of their favorite things. We begin with one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Katie Shilton, who  joined the iSchool last year, after completing her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Katie Shilton, PhD

What made you decide to enter this field?
Working with fantastic iSchool professors while I was getting my MLIS influenced me to stick around, get a PhD, and research and teach in an iSchool.

What courses do you teach?
Archival Principles, Practices, and Programs
Information Policy

How long have you been working in the iSchool?
1 year   

What does your research focus on currently?
Policy and ethics in personal data and records collections; values in system and collection design; values in sociotechnical systems.

What are you currently reading?
Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America
By Leslie Knope 

What is your favorite book?
It’s too hard to pick favorites, but I return to Persuasion, Middlemarch, and Jane Austen a lot.

What is your favorite band or musician?
Picking favorites is hard! In all categories. Right now I’ve got Neko Case, Lykke Li, and Cults on a loop.

What is your favorite place to visit?
Anyplace warm. Los Angeles definitely ranks.    

What Three Words would you use to describe yourself?
Excited, organized, bookworm.                  

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