Faculty and Staff

The faculty and administration of the Division of Library and Information Science is dedicated and committed to the goals of the Program, the University, and the information professions. Toward these goals, we bring our experience as practitioners, researchers, and instructors.  Our strong service orientation enhances our interactions with both our students and the communities that are dependent upon the skills and professionalism that St. John’s graduates bring to the institutions in which they currently serve and will serve for years to come.

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James Vorbach
Associate Professor
(718) 990-1834

B.S., Electrical Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook
M.S., Computer Science, University of Rhode Island
Ph. D., Applied Mathematical Sciences, University of Rhode Island

Database modeling; metadata; web design.

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Kevin S. Rioux
Associate Professor
(718) 990-1458

B.A., Journalism, Louisiana State University
M.A., Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin
MLIS, Library and Information Science, The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D.,Library and Information Science, The University of Texas at Austin

Information sharing behaviors; library service to special populations; social justice and the information profession; qualitative research methods; information access and social development.

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Kristin M. Szylvian
Associate Professor
(718) 990-5239

B.A, History, University of Lowell
M.A., History, Duquesne University
GradCert, Archival, Museum, and Editing Studies, Duquesne University
Ph.D., History, Carnegie Mellon University

Archive management and studies.

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Shari A. Lee
Assistant Professor
(718) 990-1451

B.S., Hospitality Administration/Management, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
MLS, Information Science/Studies, St. John’s University
Library Media Specialist Certification, St. John’s University
Ph.D.,Information Studies,University of California, Los Angeles

User behavior as a consequence of design; teen services and spaces; children’s services; the public library as space and place; language, literacy and leraning.

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Christine Angel
Assistant Professor
(718) 990-1452

B.A., Anthropology, East Carolina University
M.S., Instructional Technology, East Carolina University
M.S., Library Science, North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina

Information representation and retrieval in library, archive, museum and web environments; archival representation; museum informatics; metadata.

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Rajesh Singh
Assistant Professor
(718) 990-5705

M.Sc., Botany, University of Lucknow
M.L.I.Sc., Library and Information Science, University of Lucknow
Ph.D., Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University

Socio-cultural and technological factors on knowledge sharing in virtual environments; marketing and branding in information organizations; the impact of emerging technologies on LIS student learning.

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Ralph Monaco
Adjunct Associate Professor,
Law Librarianship Coordinator
(212) 732-9695

B.A., Political Science, St. John’s University
MLS, Library Science, St. John’s University

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Linda Russell
Administrative Assistant
(631) 218-7756

Michael B Crossfox

Michael B. Crossfox
Administrative Assistant
(718) 990-6209