Moving to…Nebraska!

I’m excited to finally share the news: I’ll be joining the Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis faculty in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha this fall! UNO’s focus on community engagement is a great fit for my research and teaching, and many of the things that appeal to me about the college are basically the same things that drew me to Maryland: an interdisciplinary environment, strong support for research with real-world impact, and interesting people who are passionate about their work.

Of course, it also means I’ll be moving on from the University of Maryland’s iSchool, and I’ll genuinely miss the great faculty, staff, and students in College Park. The iSchool has been a wellspring of opportunity and a wonderful intellectual home for me over the last three years, and I’ve learned more than I could have imagined.

But.

One of the things I’ve learned about is making difficult decisions. The specifics are less important than the bottom line: my family comes before my job. It wasn’t an easy choice, but moving to Nebraska will let me continue doing the same kind of awesome work while maintaining a happy household.

And that’s what we expect to find in Nebraska: the Good Life.

Nebraska...the good life

Image: CC-BY 2008, Thomas Beck

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