About Me

I am a doctoral candidate at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My advisor is Dr. Rob Capra, and I am affiliated with the UNC SILS Interactive Information Systems Lab.

In June 2019, I successfully defended my dissertation “Adaptation in Information Search and Decision Making under Time Pressure.”

My research interests include:

  • the impact of time constraints and time pressure on the process and outcomes of exploratory information-seeking,
  • information search in support of decision-making,
  • metacognition in information-seeking and search, and
  • designing and evaluating search systems provide better support for learning, problem-solving, and decision-making in exploratory or collaborative information-seeking.

Before I began the doctoral program, I worked as a User Experience Librarian and Head of the Application Development Group at the UNC Health Sciences Library and as a user researcher and user experience designer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

I have a Master of Science in Information Science from UNC SILS and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

You can contact me at amcc@email.unc.edu.

School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599