SIS’s newest assistant professor, Wade Bishop, comes to UTK from the University of Kentucky where he served as an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science.
Bishop, who holds a PhD from Florida State University in information studies (2010), received the Eugene Garfield Doctoral dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu for his dissertation, Chat reference and location-based questions: A multi-method evaluation of a statewide chat reference consortium. His research interests include Geographic Information Science and digital reference. He has published in Government Information Quarterly, The Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research, and JASIST.
He also holds an MA in library and information science from the University of South Florida and a BS in marketing from the University of Florida.
Bishop is co-PI for the “Geographic Information Librarianship” project (GIL), a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The project is a partnership between Drexel University and the University of Tennessee to formally integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into library and information science (LIS) curricula.