I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am also affiliated with the Einstein Center Digital Future in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining the faculty at UTK, I was the Einstein Center Digital Future Junior Professor for Information Management at the Berlin School of Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. My research examines the social construction of risk in trustworthy digital repository audit and certification. I also conduct research in the areas of open data, digital preservation, digital curation, and data reuse, focusing on social and ethical barriers that limit or prevent the preservation, sharing, and reuse of digital information. I have a PhD from the University of Michigan School of Information, an MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information with a specialization in Preservation of Information, and a BA in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan. My work has been supported by the Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (German Foundation for Peace Research), the Einstein Centre Digital Future, the InfraLab Berlin, the National Science Foundation (United States), and the Australian Academy of Science.