Sanda Erdelez

Sanda Erdelez ( is a Professor at University of Missouri iSchool (School of Information Science and Learning Technologies) where she is also the founding director of the MU Information Experience Laboratory (IE Lab) and most recently Chair of the Library and Information Science Program. She received her LL.B. and LL.M degrees from University of Osijek Law School (Croatia) and Ph.D. in information transfer from Syracuse University. She was also a faculty member at University of Osijek and University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Erdelez is a former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of The Texas Excellence Teaching Award and the ALISE Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award. Her research interests include human information behavior, human-computer interaction and usability evaluation in online environments. She has been internationally recognized for her pioneering research in the areas of information encountering and opportunistic discovery of information. Her research has received funding from both corporate and government sources including Dell Inc., SBC Communication, Texas State Government, and NSF. She has been an active member of ASIS&T since 1987, and has served in numerous leadership roles including chair of Special Interest Group on Information Seeking and Use (SIG USE) and member of the ASIS&T Board of Directors. In 2015, Dr. Erdelez received the Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award from SIG USE and also became member of the SIG USE Academy of Fellows.

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