Scientific Program Committee - Melissa Cragin

Melissa Cragin is an information scientist specializing in scientific production, scholarly communication, and data curation. In 2011 she was awarded an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship with a placement at the National Science Foundation. Prior to beginning her fellowship at the NSF, she was a Research Assistant Professor on the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois). At Illinois, she was a scientist in the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), where she worked on the Data Conservancy, and also served as Principal Investigator for the Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Before moving into the Information Sciences, she worked for many years in special education and disability services. She completed her Ph.D. at Illinois, has an MLIS from Rutgers University, and a M.Ed. from Rhode Island College.