Dr. Andrea Thomer is an assistant professor of information. She conducts interdisciplinary research in the areas of scientific data curation and data practices; science and technology studies -- "meta" examinations of how scientific research gets done; and computer supported cooperative work in scholarly research settings.
She is especially interested in long-term data curation and knowledge infrastructure sustainability; database curation; integrative data reuse; and the collaborative use and curation of natural science data.
Dr. Thomer earned her doctorate at the School of Information at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign in 2017. She has prior work experience in natural history museum curation and paleontology, which she she continues to draw on in her research.
Areas of interest
Data curation, scholarly data practices, knowledge infrastructures, information organization, provenance and reproducibility, earth science informatics, biodiversity informatics, natural history museums, CSCW
PhD, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
BA, UCLA, 2007