This article by Laurel Sampson, was republished from our sister blog INFORM
Please join the School of Information Management (SIM) in congratulating Dr. Louise Spiteri on her promotion to Full Professor. The rank of Full Professor is awarded to faculty members who have demonstrated a high level of effectiveness in teaching and who have gained wide recognition as a contributor to their discipline or profession.
Throughout her time with SIM, Dr. Spiteri has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service. Dr. Spiteri has consistently received high SRI scores, as well as extensive praise and recognition from students for the quality of her teaching, her strong organization, preparation, and planning, and her ability to engage and excite students.
Dr. Spiteri is known for her comprehensive and relevant feedback to students, as well as her responsiveness. Her assignments provide a mix of theoretical and practical elements, and students comment on the utility of her courses in the workplace, and throughout their careers. Dr. Spiteri’s research involving knowledge organization, social tagging, and linked data has expanded with the changes in the field and has helped shape scholarship within the discipline. Most recently Dr. Spiteri has co-edited and contributed to two books that have moved forward the research agenda in her field.
Dr. Spiteri has been a generous and active contributor to SIM, and the Faculty of Management, including her time as Director of SIM. Dr. Spiteri has also had a significant impact in key information associations, in particular, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), where she has had numerous roles included President. ALISE recognized Dr. Spiteri’s contributions, awarding her a Service Award.