Andrea Thomer

4440 North Quad
Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information


Dr. Andrea Thomer is an assistant professor of digital curation. She earned her doctorate at the School of Information at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign in 2017. She conducts research in the areas of digital curation, museum informatics, earth science informatics, information organization, and computer supported cooperative work. She is particularly interested in the long-term usability of digital collections and their infrastructures. 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, information organization, provenance, museum informatics, earth science informatics, biodiversity informatics, CSCW.


PhD, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
BA, UCLA, 2007