Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (PhD/LIS)
Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Archives/History Dual Degree Program
Katherine Wisser comes to GSLIS from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she earned her doctorate in 2009 and master's degree in library and information science in 2000. Wisser also holds a master's degree in early American history from the University of New Hampshire. While in North Carolina, Wisser spent five years as the metadata coordinator for NC ECHO, a statewide program that encourages and supports use of appropriate metadata by member institutions to ensure online access to cultural heritage information facilitation, workshop instruction and individual institutional consultation. Prior to that, she spent two years as a libraries fellow in the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries cataloging and special collections departments. Wisser's articles have been published in, among others, North Carolina Libraries, Library HiTech, and Library Resources and Technical Services. She currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Library Metadata. Wisser joined the Simmons GSLIS faculty in Fall 2009.