Diane H. Sonnenwald


is Emerita Professor and Chair, School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Endowed Chair at the Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, and an Adjunct Professor in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining academia, she worked at Bell Communications Research and Bell Laboratories. She has a PhD from Rutgers University. In 2012 Diane served as President of the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). She was recently awarded a 2017 Muhlenberg College Alumni Achievement Award and the 2016 ASIS&T Watson Davis Award. Other awards include the 2014 Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award, the 2013 ASIS&T Lecture Series Award, a Fulbright Professorship, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Scientific Contribution Award, University of North Carolina Junior Faculty Research Award, ALISE Research Methodology Best Paper Award, and Bell Communications Research Award of Excellence. Diane’s research focuses on human information behaviour in a variety of contexts, interdisciplinary collaboration, and evaluation of emerging and future technology. Diane has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Her latest edited book, Theory Development in the Information Sciences, is published by the University of Texas Press. 



Articles published on IXD&A:


Investigating Human-Rare Historic Book Interaction among Young Adults, N.32, 2017, pp. 126 - 149, abstractdownload