[AISWorld] Ph.D. Program, School of Information, Florida State University

Chris Hinnant chinnant at fsu.edu
Sat Jan 17 20:32:05 EST 2015




Information Studies is a research degree designed to produce astute and
creative researchers for academic, corporate, nonprofit, or governmental
settings. The faculty at the iSchool are engaged in a broad range of
interdisciplinary research and the School has exceeded several million
dollars in research funding for each of the past two years. Research
sponsors include federal, state, and private sector organizations. This
includes funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute for
Museum and Library Studies, and Department of Defense. 

Current faculty members have a wide range of research interests and
expertise. These include the following research areas: 

Social Informatics 

Digital Youth 

Health Informatics 

Health Communication 

Digital Heritage 

Information Management 

Social Media 

Information Quality 

Social Computing 

Educational Informatics 

Digital Government 

Big Data and Analytics 

Information Policy 

Information Systems 

Technological Innovation 

Telecommunications Policy 

Planning and Evaluation of Information Services and Systems 

Management of Information-based Organizations 

Virtual Organizations 

Information Behavior 


Information Supporting Scientific Enterprises 

Information Technologies and Systems Supporting STEM 

Information Security 


Digital Libraries 

Please examine the faculty directory for a complete listing of faculty
and their areas of interests and expertise.
http://directory.cci.fsu.edu/ischool-directory/ [1] 

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research degree awarded as the
result of independent and comprehensive scholarship in a particular area
of information studies. Students become familiar with a wide range of
research methods and develop a background in social science and
information theory and phenomena, culminating in the completion of the
doctoral dissertation. The doctoral program is a campus-based program
designed to foster research and teaching collaborations between faculty
and doctoral students. 

Our doctoral graduates hold faculty positions at leading research
universities in the United States and abroad. Similarly, our graduates
also serve as leaders in a wide variety of organizations in the private,
public, and non-profit sectors. 

We invite you to explore our website, which provides information on our
degree programs. Follow the website guide below to help you decide
whether the doctoral program in the School of Information at FSU fits
your academic, professional, and personal needs. 


We accept applications to the doctoral program for the summer semester
and the application deadline is February 15, 2015. 

General Program Information: 

http://slis.fsu.edu/academics/graduate/phd/ [2] 

University & Program Admission Requirements: 

http://slis.fsu.edu/admissions/graduate/phd/ [3] 

We look forward to working with you and please do not hesitate to
contact the Graduate Student Services by email (
ischooladvising at admin.fsu.edu ) or by phone (850-645-3280) or Dr.
Melissa Gross (mgross at fsu.edu ) if you have any questions regarding the
program or application process. 


The School of Information is one of three academic units within the
College of Communication and Information at Florida State University.
The School offers Bachelor's degree programs in Information Technology
(IT) and Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT); Master's and
Specialist degree programs in Information Technology and Library and
Information and Studies; and a Ph.D. program in Information Studies. The
School of Information began in 1926, was formally founded in 1947, and
is nationally ranked among the top information science graduate schools
in the country, with a U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate
Programs in Library and Information Science" ranking of 13th overall,
5th in Youth Services, 3rd in Digital Libraries, and 1st in School
Library Media. The new online Masters in Information Technology was
recently ranked 20th by U.S. News and World Report. 

School of Information faculty have been awarded over $50 million in
federal, state, local, and foundation research grants, and maintain a
strong connection to the community through various literacy and service
initiatives. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the
School, College, and University. More information about the School of
Information is available online at: http://ischool.cci.fsu.edu/ [4]. 

The College of Communication and Information is a member of the iSchools
organization, and has a student population of approximately 1,300
undergraduates and 500 graduate students with 87 tenured/tenure-track
and 25 full-time non-tenure-track faculty members. CCI recently
completed a new strategic plan and is financially well-positioned to
invest in opportunities for innovative ideas in support of the plan.
CCI's research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years,
and is poised for continued strategic growth. The College is a leader on
the campus, and is nationally recognized for its distance and online
education programs. 


Florida State University is a leading research university and part of
the State University System in Florida. It has a student body of over
41,000, and has been designated a research university with very high
research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. FSU offers more than 300
different programs of study, and also has nationally recognized programs
in the sciences, medicine, law, and business. 

FSU is located in Tallahassee, a metropolitan community of approximately
375,000 which has been rated by Livability as one of the 50 best places
to live in the United States. There are numerous opportunities for
outdoor enthusiasts in the Florida Panhandle, and Tallahassee is
situated among many rich historical and natural resources, including
easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Tallahassee has a high quality public school system, and provides many
opportunities for art, culture, and music enthusiasts. 

Charles Christopher (Chris) Hinnant, PhD
School of Information - Florida's iSchool
College of Communication and Information
Florida State University
142 Collegiate Loop
PO Box 3062100
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100
chinnant at fsu.edu

[1] http://directory.cci.fsu.edu/ischool-directory/
[2] http://slis.fsu.edu/academics/graduate/phd/
[3] http://slis.fsu.edu/admissions/graduate/phd/
[4] http://ischool.cci.fsu.edu/
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