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M. Carl Drott

Associate Professor

Information Science

Dr. Drott's research interests include information resources management; computer programming (Pascal, C, and many others); computerized text processing; computer applications; research design and statistical analysis; information systems analysis; information systems research; scientific communication; cognitive processes; and webpage design and evaluation. Dr. Drott is responsible for teaching search strategy techniques for information retrieval and dissemination. He is also interested in the application of information retrieval and display techniques to supporting end users. His training is in industrial engineering and includes operations research, stochastic processes, decision theory, and computer simulation.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan

Research/Teaching Interests

Systems analysis techniques, Web usage, competitive intelligence

Select Publications

  • Drott, M.C., Open Access. (invited chapter) Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) v40 (2006).
  • Drott, M.C., Indexing Aids at Corporate Websites: The use of Robots.txt and META tags. Information Processing and Management, Vol. 38, Num. 2, March 2002. pp 209-219.
  • Drott, M.C., Individual Knowledge - Corporate Information: The Challenges for Competitive Intelligence. Business Horizons, March-April 2001, pp 31-37.

Awards & Recognition

  • Alpha Phi Mu - Industrial Engineering Honorary Society
  • National Science Foundation Trainee
  • Xerox Fellow in Information Science
  • Review Editor - Journal of the American Society for Information Science
  • Acting Editor - Journal of the American Society for Information Science