People

Who we are, what we do and how to reach us.

OCLC Research staff have a wide range of expertise (including library science, computational linguistics, economics and computer science, among others), and use these specializations in innovative ways.

Program officers work directly with OCLC Research Library Partners to ensure that they benefit from their affiliation.

OCLC Research staff also:

  • consult individually with member and partner staff to understand their needs and priorities, and seek out opportunities to advance shared agendas through collaboration with OCLC Research and OCLC Research Library Partner institutions
  • organize events, collaborative projects, and working groups
  • create opportunities to participate in standards and best practices development, and pursue other professional interests; these programs enable staff to develop expertise they can apply to their institutions.

Rick Bennett

Consulting Software Engineer

Rick_Bennett@oclc.org

 

Jeremy S. Browning

Consulting Software Engineer

browninj@oclc.org

 

Eric R. Childress

Consulting Project Manager

eric_childress@oclc.org

 

Patrick Confer

Web Projects Manager

conferp@oclc.org

 

Lorcan Dempsey

Vice President and Chief Strategist

dempseyl@oclc.org

 

Karen Disbrow

Administrative Coordinator

disbrowk@oclc.org

 

Jackie Dooley

Program Officer

dooleyj@oclc.org

 

Ellen Eckert

Research Assistant

ellen_eckert@oclc.org

 

Ricky Erway

Senior Program Officer

erwayr@oclc.org

 

Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

ixchel_faniel@oclc.org

 

Jean Godby, Ph.D.

Jean Godby, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

godby@oclc.org

 

Erin Hood

Research Support Specialist

hoode@oclc.org

 

Andrew Houghton

Consulting Software Engineer

houghton@oclc.org

 

Kerre A. Kammerer

Consulting Software Engineer

kammerer@oclc.org

 

Susanne Krouse

Executive Assistant to the Vice President

krouses@oclc.org

 

Brian Lavoie, Ph. D.

Research Scientist

lavoie@oclc.org

 

Ralph LeVan

Ralph LeVan

Senior Research Scientist

levan@oclc.org

 

Ralph LeVan

Constance Malpas

Program Officer

malpasc@oclc.org

 

Janet Mason

Administrative Coordinator

mason@oclc.org

 

Dennis Massie

Program Officer

massied@oclc.org

 

Jeanette McNicol

Executive Assistant

mcnicolj@oclc.org

 

James Michalko

Vice President, OCLC Research Library Partnership

michalkj@oclc.org

 

Jeff Mixter

Research Support Specialist

mixtert@oclc.org

 

Edward T. O'Neill, Ph.D.

Edward T. O'Neill, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

oneill@oclc.org

 

Merrilee Proffitt

Senior Program Officer

merrilee_proffitt@oclc.org

 

Melissa Renspie

Senior Communications Officer

renspiem@oclc.org

 

JD Shipengrover

Information Architect

jd_shipengrover@oclc.org

 

Devon Smith

Consulting Software Engineer

smithde@oclc.org

 

Mike Teets

Vice President, Innovation

teetsm@oclc.org

 

Roy Tennant

Senior Program Officer

tennantr@oclc.org

 

Roger Thompson, Ph.D.

Roger H. Thompson

Consulting Software Engineer

thompson@oclc.org

 

Jenny Toves

Software Architect

tovesj@oclc.org

 

Titia van der Werf

Senior Program Officer

titia.vanderwerf@oclc.org

 

Carrie Vass

Research Assistant

vassc@oclc.org

 

Diane Vizine-Goetz, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

vizine@oclc.org

 

Harry R. Wagner

Consulting Software Engineer

wagnerh@oclc.org

 

Bruce Washburn

Consulting Software Engineer

bruce_washburn@oclc.org

 

Jeff Young

Jeff Young

Software Architect

jyoung@oclc.org

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