bio & vita

SUZIE ALLARD, PH.D
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee
School of Information Sciences
448 Communication Building
1345 Circle Park, Knoxville TN 37996
(865) 974-1369 email: sallard@utk.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Communication, 2003.
M.S.L.S. University of Kentucky. Library and Information Science, 1999.
B.A. California State University, Northridge. Economics, Cum Laude, 1982.

AREAS OF INTEREST
Digital Libraries, Digital Preservation, Health Communication, International/Intercultural Communication

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information, Aug 2003-present.
Instructor, University of Kentucky, College of Communications and Information Studies, Department of Communication, Academic years 2001-2002, 2002-2003.
Research Assistant, University of Kentucky, "Targeting Mass Media Campaigns for Risky Sexual Behavior", HIV Prevention Project, 5/01 - 8/01; 6/02 – 8/02. Principal Investigators: Philip Palmgreen & Rick S. Zimmerman
Research Assistant, University of Kentucky "Genetic Information Seeking Skills (GENIS2) Coaching", Grant Proposal Development, College of Communications and Information Studies, 8/00 - 5/01. Principal Investigator: J.David Johnson.
Instructor, University of Kentucky, College of Communications and Information Studies, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, Academic year 1999-2000.


HONORS

Emerald Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence, May 2003, The Electronic Library, for “Digital Libraries and Organizations for International Collaboration and Knowledge Creation” in Vol. 20 No.6, 2002

James M. Cretsos Leadership Award, American Society for Information Science & Technology, 2002.

SOASIST Student Chapter Member of the Year, Southern Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 2002.

Raymond S. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Graduate Work, American Communication Association, 2002.

Presidential Fellowship, University of Kentucky. Full academic support and stipend for academic year 2002-2003.

Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student. Instructional and Developmental Division of the International Communication Association, 2002.

Commonwealth Research Award. July 2002 for academic year 2002-2003 to support work presented in Seoul, South Korea.

International Communication Association 2002 Top 3 Paper in the Health Communication Division (Co-author) for "How Information Seeking Models and Theories Portray the Avoidance of Information" Case, D.O., Johnson, J.D. Andrews, J.E., & Allard, S.

Doctoral Student Travel Award, International Communication Association Health Communication Division. To support conference attendance in Seoul, South Korea, 2002.

SIG Member of the Year, 2001, American Society for Information Science and Technology. In recognition of work for SIG-DL.

Commonwealth Research Award. September 2001 for academic year 2001-2002 to support work presented in Bangalore, India.

Article of the Year, 2001, American Communication Journal, for "Erasing the Barrier between Minds: Freeing Information, Integrating Knowledge.” Full citation under published writings.

Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship, University of Kentucky. Full academic support and stipend for academic year 2001-2002.

Commonwealth Research Award. March 2001 for academic year 2000-2001 to support work presented in Beijing, China.

Prove IT (Information Technology) Works! Research Award. For research conducted with Professor Jackie White, UK-SLIS -- "Student Performance and the Information Technology Environment: A Comparison of CATS Scores and the Library Media Report." Sponsored by the University of Louisville School of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education. March 2001.

Association of Emeriti Faculty Scholarship, University of Kentucky. December 2000.
Presidential Fellowship, University of Kentucky. Full academic support and stipend for academic year 2000-2001.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship. For academic year 2000-2001.
Beta Phi Mu. International honor society for library and information science. Inducted in May 2000.

Commonwealth Research Award. Oct. 1999 for academic year 1999-2000 to support work presented at conference in Toronto, Canada.

University Graduate Student Development Award. From the University of Kentucky Graduate School for the 1999-2000 academic year.


PUBLICATIONS, GRANTS & PRESENTATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Academic Journals
Case, D.O, Johnson, J.D., Andrews, J.E., Allard, S.L., & Kelly, K.M. (2004) From two-step flow to the Internet: The changing array of sources for genetics information seeking. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55(8).

Allard, S. (2002). Digital Libraries: A Frontier for LIS Education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 43(4), 233-248.

Allard, S. (2002). Digital Libraries and Organizations for International Collaboration and Knowledge Creation. The Electronic Library, 20(5) 369-381. Winner: 2003 Emerald Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence.

Allard, S. & Holsapple, C.W. (2002) Competitiveness: From the Knowledge Chain to KM Audits. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 42(5), 19-25. (Special issue on knowledge management).

Johnson, J. D., Andrews, J. E., & Allard, S. (2001). A Model for Understanding and Affecting Genetics Information Seeking. Library and Information Science Research, 23(4), 335-349.
Allard, S. (2001). Erasing the Barrier between Minds: Freeing Information, Integrating Knowledge. American Communication Journal, 4(2). Available at http://www.acjournal.org/holdings/vol4/iss2/articles/allard.htm
Winner: American Communication Association 2001 American Communication Journal Article of the Year.

Allard, S. (2000). LIS Education Development: Strategies for Improving Awareness Part 2, in the "Visible College" column of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 41(3), 244-249.

Allard, S. (2000). LIS Education Development: Strategies for Improving Awareness Part 1, in the "Visible College" column of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 41(2), 158-161.

Refereed Journals: Accepted for Publication
Case, D.O, Johnson, J.D., Andrews, J.E., and Allard, S.L. Avoiding versus Seeking: The Relationship of Information Seeking to Avoidance, Blunting, Coping, Dissonance, and Related Concepts. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Communication.

White, J. & Allard, S. A Conundrum: Student Assessment and the Library Media Program. Accepted for publication in Knowledge Quest.


Refereed Journals: Out for Review
Andrews, J., Allard, S. & Johnson, J.D. Intention to seek cancer genetics-related information. Under review at Social Science and Medicine.

Kelly, K.M., Andrews, J., Case, D.O., Allard, S., Johnson, J.D. Help with decision making and interest in genetic testing for hereditary cancers among Appalachian Kentuckians. Under review at Journal of Cancer Education.

Book Chapters

Allard, S. (2004). "ETDs as an Innovation: Using Theory to Grow an ETD Program" in E. A. Fox, S. Feizbadi, J. M. Moxley, and C. R. Weisser (eds), The ETD Sourcebook: Theses and Dissertations in the Electronic Age, Marcel Dekker.

Allard, S. (2002). "Knowledge Creation," in C.W. Holsapple (ed), Handbook on Knowledge Management1: Knowledge Matters, Springer-Verlag : Heidelberg.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Allard, S. (2004). Building Digital Libraries through Collaboration Within and Between Nations: Growing the Network. [Abstract] Proceedings of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. Upcoming.

Allard, S. & McMillan, G. (2004). Informed Creation Aids Preservation: Preparing for the Future at the Moment of Creation. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. Upcoming.

Allard, S. (2004). Communication channels and the adoption of digital libraries for electronic theses and dissertations. Proceedings of the 2004 Joint ACM/IEEE Conference on Digital Libraries. ACM Press: NY. 381.

Noar, S. M., Zimmerman, R. S., Palmgreen, P., Allard, S. L., Lustria, M. L. A., Matuza, M. L., & Cupp, P. K. (2003). Development of a safer sex mass media campaign targeting high sensation-seeking and impulsive decision-making young adults [Abstract].

2003 National HIV Prevention Conference Abstract Book, M3-C0903, 59-60.
Allard, S. (2001). Unleashing the Power of Knowledge Creation: Organizing Digital Libraries for International Collaboration, in Ching-chih Cheng (ed), Global Digital Library Development in the New Millennium: Fertile Ground for Distributed Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration. Tsinghua University Press: Beijing. 485-486.

Allard, S. (2000). Metamorphosis: Measuring Attitudes Towards Becoming a Digital Library Document Creator. Abstract of report of on-going research presented at Connections '00, The Sixth Great Lakes Information Science Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (28 Oct 2000) appeared in Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science/Revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliotheconomie (CJILS/RCSIB)

Allard, S. (2000). Measuring Attitudes Towards Becoming a DL Document Creator. Juried paper available in the proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. 18 March 2000.

Allard, S. (1999). Integrating Knowledge Between Disciplines. Abstract from a presentation at Connections '99, The Fifth Great Lakes Information Science Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. (23 Oct 1999.) appeared in Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science/Revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliotheconomie (CJILS/RCSIB)

Allard, S. (1999). The Virtual Library: Formation, Function and Future. Paper presented and published in proceedings of Twenty-First Annual Communications Research Symposium. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 16 April 1999.

Other types of Publications

Allard, S. (2004). Conference Report: Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Distributing knowledge worldwide through better scholarly communication. DLib Magazine, Sept 2004, 10(9).

Case, D.O. & Allard, S. (2004). Looking Hard at JASIS&T: Results of a Series of Surveys, Focus Group Interviews and Other Studies. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Apr/May2004, 30(4).

Allard, S. (2002). Conference Report: Digital Library: IT Opportunities and Challenges in the New Millennium:. 8 - 12 July 2002, Beijing, China. DLib Magazine, Sept 2002, 8(9).
Available at http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september02/allard/09allard.html

Allard, S. & Fox, E.A. (2002). Conference Report: The 4th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries: Digital Libraries: Dynamic Landscapes for Knowledge Creation, Access and Management. DLib Magazine, Jan 2002, 8(1) Available at http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january02/fox/01fox.html

Allard, S. (2001). Introduction to the Databases Issue. In ACM Crossroads Student Magazine (Spring 2001 - 7.3). Available at http://www.acm.org/crossroads/xrds7-3/intro73.html
Allard, S. & Holsapple, C.W. (2001). Knowledge Management as a Key for E-Business Competitiveness: From the Knowledge Chain to KM Audits. Research Paper No. 160 in the archives of the Kentucky Initiative for Knowledge Management (1 Oct 2001).

White, J. & Allard, S. (2000). Comparison of CATS Scores and Library Media Report. Research results report for the Kentucky Department of Education. (14 August 2000). Available at http://www.kde.state.ky.us/oet/customer/CATSScores.asp

Allard, S. (2000). Expanding the OAI Mission. Position statement in Extending Interoperability of Digital Libraries: Building on the Open Archive Initiative. Meeting held at ACM Digital Libraries '00, San Antonio, TX, 3 June, 2000. Available at http://fox.cs.vt.edu/~oai/june00/oai63_proceedings.pdf

GRANTS

Grant Funded Research

Targeting Mass Media Campaigns for HIV Prevention: Processing Messages. Principal Investigators: Suzie Allard, Seth Noar (University of Kentucky), Philip Palmgreen (UK) & Rick Zimmerman (UK- PI of main grant). This is an additional component to the existing National Institute of Mental Health Grant # 1-R01-MH63705-01. In the field March 2004-July 2004. $30,000.

SARIF Summer Graduate Research Assistant. Digital Preservation. Summer 2004. $3000.

The Child Health Care Visits: Adult Cancer Prevention Project, Qualitative Research Consultant, University of Kentucky. Principal Investigator: Margaret M. Love. Appalachian Cancer Network, $10,000.

Grant Application to be submitted

Mass Media Campaigns for Delay of Initiation of Sex (working title). Principal Investigator: Rick Zimmerman (University of Kentucky). Suzie Allard, Consultant. Being submitted to National Institutes of Health, Sept 2004.

Grant Submitted, Not Funded

Informed Creation Aids Preservation. Principal Investigators: Suzie Allard & Gail McMillan (Virginia Tech). Reviewed by the National Digital Information Infrastructure Project, Library of Congress. $2,152,696. Submitted 11/2003, disposition announced 4/2004.


PRESENTATIONS

Invited Presentations

Informed Creation: A New Approach to Preservation of Digitally Born Document. School of Information Sciences Research Forum, University of Tennessee. 29 November 2003.
Bringing ETDs to your University: An Interactive Session, facilitator and organizer for plenary session presentation which includes an international panel and multilingual attendee participation. Presented at the Sixth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany, May, 2003.

Fusion or Friction? Exploring the Relationship between Mass Communication and New Media. Department of Communication, University of Kentucky. 26 February 2003
A Tool for All Scholars: Tips for Conducting Focus Group Research. College of Communication and Information Studies Spring Colloquia Series: Research Methodologies, 6 February 2003.

Facilitating Constructive Class Discussion in Times of Social Crisis, panel member of the Roundtable “Teaching Communication in Times of Social Conflict.” Intercultural Division, International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, Korea, 16-23 July, 2002.

Let’s Talk ETDs: An Interactive Session, facilitator and organizer for the opening plenary session presentation which included an international panel and attendee participation. Presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Brigham Young University, 30 May, 2002.

Student Performance, the Library Media Center and the Information Technology Environment. A review of the research findings from the White and Allard study of CATS scores and Library Media Center reports. Presented to the Shelby County Public Schools Librarians, 27 Nov 2001.

Leadership Development Workshop -- "Focused Talk: Learning What your Organization's Members are Thinking". Session was designed at the request of the Society to help organizational leaders hone skills to gather information from membership to aid in strategic planning decisions. Presented at the ASIST Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 4 Nov 2001.

ETDs as an Institutional Innovation: A Student's Perspective. Invited speaker at a plenary and breakout session at the Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Caltech, California. 22-24 March, 2001.
The Open Archive Initiative: Facilitating Information Access and Fueling Knowledge Creation. Seminar presented at the Center for Computational Sciences, University of Kentucky. 6 Feb 2001.

Optimizing Knowledge: Technology as a Tool to Remove the Barriers between Disciplines. Seminar presented at the Center for Computational Sciences, University of Kentucky. 8 Feb 2000.

Digital Libraries: Taming the Information Frontier. Invited speaker at the American Society for Information Science, Southern Ohio Chapter, Annual Meeting and Awards. University of Kentucky, William T. Young Library, 29 Sept 1999.

Refereed Conference Presentations (*sole author)

* Informed Creation: The Role of ETDs in the Preservation of Digitally Born Documents, Allard, S. Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Lexington, Kentucky. June, 2004.

Sensation seeking and impulsive vs. rational decision-making as moderators of perceived effectiveness of HIV/STD public service announcements. Zimmerman, R.S., Palmgreen, P., Noar, S.M., Lustria, M.L.A., Matuza, & Allard, S.L. American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA. November 15-19, 2003.

Familial Cancer in Appalachia: Genetic Testing Intentions. Kelly, K.M., Andrews, J., Case, D.O., Allard, S.L., & Johnson, J.D. 22nd Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, September 11-16, 2003.

Child Health Care Visits: Adult Cancer Prevention Phase 1. Love, M., Costich, J., Anyaegbunam, C., Allard, S., Hall, L., Joyce, J., Linville, L., Rubio, A. and Stapleton, B. [will update conference name and dates]
Genomics: The perfect information seeking research problem. Johnson, J.D., Andrews, J.E., Allard, S., Case, D.O. Health Communication Division, International Communication Division, San Diego, California, June, 2003.

Focus Group Recruiting in Health Communication Campaigns: Lessons from a Project on Risky Sexual Behavior, Allard, S., Palmgreen, P., & Zimmerman, R. Health Communication Division, International Communication Division, San Diego, California, June, 2003.

* Roma and the E-Media, Intercultural Division, International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, Korea, 16-23 July, 2002.
How Information Seeking Models and Theories Portray the Avoidance of Information, Case, D.O., Johnson, J.D. Andrews, J.E., & Allard, S.L., International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, Korea, 16-23 July, 2002. Top 3 Paper in Health Communication Division.

Using Knowledge Management to Facilitate Medical Research, Allard, S. & Andrews, J.E., Medical Library Association Conference, Dallas, TX, 17-23 May, 2002.
New Challenges and Perspectives of Cancer Genetics Information Seeking, Andrews, J.E., Johnson, J.D., & Allard, S. Medical Library Association Conference, Dallas, TX, 17-23 May, 2002.

* Digital Libraries: An Environment for Enhancing Knowledge Creation in Developing Nations. The 4th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries, Bangalore, India, 10-12 Dec 2001. Organized by University of Mysore and IIT in collaboration with NISSAT DSIR, Govt of India.

A Model for Understanding and Affecting Cancer Genetics Information Seeking, Johnson, J.D, Andrews, J.E. Allard, S., ASIST Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 3-8 Nov 2001.

* Knowledge Creation: Advancing and Innovating Ideas. College of Communications and Information Studies Graduate Student Symposium, University of Kentucky. 13 April 2001.

* Creating Knowledge, It's in the Organization. 6th Annual Convention of the American Communication Association. University of Louisville, Kentucky. 29 Sept. 2000.

* Metamorphosis: Understanding DL Document Creators. Poster, Association of Computing Machinery's Digital Library '00 Conference. San Antonio, TX. 4-7 June 2000 .

* Removing Barriers for Scholarly Communication between Disciplines. College of Communications and Information Studies Graduate Student Symposium, University of Kentucky. 4 March 2000.

* Digital Libraries: A Frontier for LIS Education. ALISE 2000 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 13 Jan 2000.

* Erasing the Barrier between Minds: Freeing Information, Integrating Knowledge. 5th Annual Convention of the American Communication Association. Journal. 1 Oct. 1999.

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