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Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University

I am working toward a future where people can live better with digital technology—that is, where we can be more aware, present and wise in the digital age. A big part of this is understanding what it means to live a good life in a fast-changing world. To me, this is a matter of ethics and design: Today we are all like sailors steering our ship while it’s still being built.

Coming from the information field, my research is rooted in understanding people's experiences with information and technology, and exploring what this means for the ethical development of future sociotechnical systems. In this sense, I consider my work to be UX research at the fuzzy front-end of the design process, where the goal is deep exploration of human contexts. I am inspired by the vision of humanity-centered design.

My early work centered on information experience, and more recently I have been applying virtue ethics to questions of information seeking, experience and design. Along the way I have also published research in philosophy of sport, particularly around ultramarathon running.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University


  • 2018 
    Drexel University, PhD, information studies
  • 2013 
    New York University, Spanish and Latin American Linguistic Literary and Cultural Studies


  • 2017
    All the community’s a stage: The public library’s changing role in community information provision, The Library Quarterly
  • 2017
    Information and experience, a dialogue, Journal of Documentation
  • 2017
    Auto-hermeneutics: A phenomenological approach to information experience, Library and Information Science Research
  • 2016
    Document phenomenology: A framework for holistic analysis, Journal of Documentation
  • 2016
    There’s no shortcut: Building understanding from information in ultrarunning, Journal of Information Science
  • 2016
    Beautiful and sublime: The aesthetics of running in a commodified world, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
  • 2016
    How the document got its authority, Journal of Documentation
  • 2016
    Experiencing the Bible, Journal of Religious & Theological Information
  • 2015
    Information on the run: Experiencing information during an ultramarathon, Information Research

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Society for Philosophy of Information