Ph.D., 2005-2009, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers, New Jersey
M.S., 1998-1999, Information Sciences, University of North Texas
B.S., 1991-1996, Russian Language and Literature, Kiev State University
2008 – present – Assistant Professor (Visiting Professor since 2006), School of Information and
Library Science, Pratt Institute, New York, NY.
2007 – 2007 – Research Assistant, School of Information, Communication and Library Studies,
Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ.
2005 –2006 – Consultant, Shared Integrated Library Systems (ILS) Cost Study for the State of
2004 – 2005 – Teaching/Research Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
2002 – 2003 – Project Coordinator, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
2000 – 2002 – Applications Engineer, AMX, Inc., Richardson, TX.
1999 – Web Designer/Librarian, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
1994 – 1997 – Information Specialist, United States Information Service, U.S. Embassy, Kiev,
RESEARCH INTERESTS: decision making and affect in information behavior; economics of
information; structure, use, evaluation and management of print and digital collections; research
chair: Prof. Nick Belkin; title: “Emotional aspects of the online information retrieval process”Irene Lopatovska 2 8/7/2011
Pratt Institute, New York, NY.
Introduction to Information Profession (2006-present)
Research Methods (2010-present)
On-line Database Searching and Services (2006-present)
Digital Information Economics and Management (2009-present)
University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
Introduction to Information and Access Retrieval (2004, 2005)
Storytelling for Information Professionals (2004, 2005)
Member of the Pratt-Severn Award committee (2011)
Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science Curriculum committee member (2010-
Pratt Institute Faculty Development Fund reviewer (2011)
Ad hoc reviewer of grant proposals for the National Science Foundation: the Israeli Science
Reviewer of paper submissions for the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) Special
Interest Group of Information Retrieval (SIGIR) annual conference (2010).
GRANTS AND AWARDS
• Association for Library and Information Science Education, Jean Taguse-Sutcliffe Doctoral
Research Poster Competition: Honorable mention.
• $17,700 Pamela Richards Endowed Memorial Fellowship – For full-time international
graduate students based on academic merit; preference given to students who have
demonstrated commitment to advancing the field of LIS in countries of the former Soviet
• $ 3,000 Research award from the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge (TxCDK)
• Multiple travel grants