CCI Congratulates Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty

The College congratulates the following faculty members on achieving promotion and/or tenure effective September 1, 2014:

Catherine Collins, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor

Dr. Collins, who joined Drexel in 2008 as Assistant Teaching Professor, is promoted to Associate Teaching Professor. Her major teaching interests include collection development and management, information-seeking, and management of information organizations. Her primary research interests are in knowledge management, communication and international development. Dr. Collins received her PhD from the School of Library & Information Science at Indiana University, an MS in Library & Information Science from Simmons College and a BA in English Language & Literature from Boston University.

Rachel Greenstadt, PhD
Associate Professor, Tenured

Dr. Greenstadt, who joined Drexel University in 2008 as Assistant Professor, is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Her research interests center on the privacy and security properties of intelligent systems and the economics of electronic privacy and information security. Dr. Greenstadt earned a BS in Computer Science and an MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Jeffrey Popyack, PhD

Dr. Popyack, who joined Drexel University in 1982, is promoted from Associate Professor (tenured) to full Professor (tenured). His research interests are in operations research, artificial intelligence and computer science education. Dr. Popyack received his PhD and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia and BS in Mathematics from George Mason University.

Michelle Rogers, PhD
Associate Professor, Tenured

Dr. Rogers, who joined Drexel University in 2008 as Assistant Professor, is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Her current research uses human factors engineering methods and socio-technical systems theory to study the impact of health information technology on clinical workflow and the usability of technology in underserved populations. She is currently working on projects with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Drexel's College of Medicine and has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology (as part of the Dual Degree Engineering program in the Atlanta University Center), an MA in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, and an MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering (with a concentration in socio-technical systems) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Christopher Yang, PhD
Associate Professor, Tenured

Dr. Yang, who joined Drexel in 2008 as associate professor, has received tenure status. His recent research interests include healthcare informatics, security informatics, social intelligence and technology, Web search and mining, knowledge management, and information visualization. He received his PhD, MSc, and BSc in computer engineering from the University of Arizona.

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