Dr. Negin Dahya is an Assistant Professor in the area of Digital Youth at the University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA. Her research is grounded in anti-oppressive education, postcolonial and feminist theory, with a focus on girls and women of color using and creating digital media.
Katie Davis is an Assistant Professor at the iSchool and a founding member of the Digital Youth Lab. Her research explores the role of new media technologies in young people’s personal, social, and academic lives, with a particular focus on the intersection between technology and identity development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Katie is the co-author with Howard Gardner of The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World (2013, Yale University Press). She holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in Human Development and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition to publishing and presenting her research in scholarly venues, Katie regularly shares her work with parents, teachers, industry leaders, and policymakers in an effort to build connections between research and practice. Learn more about her research at: www.katiedavisresearch.com.
Karen Fisher teaches and conducts research on how people experience information as part of everyday life, with emphasis on the interpersonal aspects of information behavior, the role of informal social settings in information flow and its connection to happiness, as well as the broad impacts of information and communication technologies. Her current work asks how ethnic minority youth seek information and use technology on behalf of other people, especially older family members.
Andy Ko studies interactions between people and code with a particular focus on adolescents and new college students. He invents new learning technologies, studies cognitive, motivational, equity, issues in learning to code. His work spans computing education, human-computer interaction, and software engineering. He is also part of DUB (a grassroots alliance of HCI+Design faculty, students, and industry partners) and PLSE (UW CSE's Programming Languages and Software Engineering group).
Dr. Michelle H. Martin is the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor for Children and Youth Services in the Information School at the University of Washington and from 2011-2016 was the inaugural Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy at the University of South Carolina. She published Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children’s Picture Books, 1845-2002 (Routledge, 2004) and co-edited Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000 (with Claudia Nelson, Palgrave, 2003).
Jason Yip is an assistant professor at the Information School in University of Washington. His research examines how technologies can support parents and children learning together. He is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation Cyberlearning project on designing social media technologies to support neighborhoods learning science together. He is the director of KidsTeam UW, an intergenerational group of children (ages 7 – 11) and researchers co-designing new technologies and learning activities for children, with children. Dr. Yip is the principal investigator of a Google Faculty Research Award project that examines how Latino children search and broker online information for their English-language learning parents. He is a senior research fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. He holds a B.A. (2001) in chemistry and M.S.Ed (2002) in science and math education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. (2014) in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland.
Mike Eisenberg and co-author Bob Berkowitz created the Big6 approach to information literacy. He has worked with thousands of students--pre-K through higher education--as well as people in business, government, and communities to improve their information and technology skills. His current work focuses on information, communications, and technology (ICT) literacy, information credibility, and information science education K-20.
Eliza Dresang contributed to the iSchool until her passing on April 21, 2014. She studied digital youth information behavior and resources influenced by the digital environment. Her 1999 book Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age is cited for its Radical Change Theory which posits a positive fundamental shift in reading interaction for children because of digitally designed books and hypertext-like formats; subsequently Radical Change theory has been applied to the study of youth information behaviors. Three national conferences have been held on Radical Change theory. Her other research interests involved early literacy initiatives, youth and cultural diversity, intellectual access to information, leadership in technology, and evaluation of library services. She served on the Newbery Award (as chair), Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Caldecott Award, Batchelder Award (as chair), Notable Children’s book (as chair), Odyssey Audiobook Award, and Phoenix Picture Book Award (as chair) Committees and on the Board of the Association of Library Service to Children. In 2007, she was chosen for the American Library Association/Scholastic Publishing Award presented annually for "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people."