About Me

I am an assistant professor in the School of Data Science and Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also have an appointment at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS).

In my research, I seek 1) to understand how people use information-seeking systems in support of their broader goals, 2) to design and evaluate novel information-seeking systems and interaction features to better support learning, problem-solving, and decision-making, and 3) to develop better measures of search and learning that take place during search.

My research interests include:

    • FAIR data practices, especially around data search and data reuse,
    • information-seeking in support of decision-making,
    • designing and evaluating information-seeking systems provide better support for learning, problem-solving, and decision-making,
    • adaptation in information-seeking due to situational constraints (e.g., time pressure, task complexity), and
    • metacognition and metacognitive regulation in information-seeking.


  • Ph.D. Information and Library Science. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S. Information Science. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S. Secondary Education. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prior to pursuing my PhD, I was the Head of the Application Development Group and User Experience Librarian at the UNC Health Sciences Library and a User Experience Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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