Dr. Vandana Singh is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor in School of Information Sciences at University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her research has been funded by several federal agencies including National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services and United States Geological Survey. Dr. Singh teaches technology courses in the graduate program at SIS. Her courses include Internet Networking Applications, Web Design, Web Development using Content Management Systems and Usability & User Experience.
Dr. Singh received the School of Information Sciences Award for "Outstanding Assistant Professor of 2010" and the CCI Award for "Innovative Technology Teaching Award". Dr. Singh was featured as Quest Scholar of the Week by UTK for the week of July 11 to July 18, 2009 Scholar of the Week. ".
Dr. Singh graduated with a PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2008. Her dissertation research is on Online Communities to Support the Users of Open Source Software.She holds two masters degrees, one in Computer Science from University of Chicago and the other one in Knowledge Management Systems from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Her undergraduate degree is from Pantnagar University, in the foothills of Himalayas in India. Please browse through the links above to know more details about Dr.Singh.
- Gender and Information Technology
- Human Computer Interaction
- Computer Supported Cooperative Work
- Open Source Software
- Technical Customer Support
- Online Communities
- Online Learning
Her research interest areas are Use of Information Technology for learning in work places as well in distance education, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction and Information Systems. Dr. Singh has received multiple research grants from federal agencies, including National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and United States Geological Society (USGS). For more details about her funded research projects please click here. Dr. Singh's work has been published and recognized in national and international conferences and journals. For a list of publications please click here
WOSS (Women of Open Source Software) is a current research project in which multiple aspects of Women engagement in Open Source Software is being studied. Please click here to view more details about this research project.
Open Source ILS Project funded by IMLS ended with creation of a portal for anyone interested in learning more about open source ILSs, please visit www.OpenSourceILS.com to view the portal.