About Me

I am an assistant professor with a research focus in the Practice Advancement and Clinical Education Division of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 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 search systems to seek information in support of their broader goals, 2) to design and evaluate novel search 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:

  • 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.


  • 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.