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Wade Bishop

Wade Bishop

Associate Professor

Pronouns: He/Him/His
454 Communications Bldg.


  • Wade Bishop, Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Wade Bishop, M.A., Library and Information Science, University of South Florida
  • Wade Bishop, B.S., Major: Marketing, Minor: English, University of Florida


  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Data Management
  • Data Discovery
  • Virtual Reference
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Public Libraries

Courses taught:

  • NSC 543: Geospatial Data Management
  • INSC 516: Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
  • INSC 631: Quantitative Communication and Information Research Methods
  • INSC 530: Information Access and Retrieval
  • INSC 520: Information Representation and Organization

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

Learning new things.

Professional memberships:

  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • American Library Association
  • Research Data Alliance
  • International Digital Curation Centre

Select Publications:

  • Bishop, B. W. & Hank, C. F. (2018). Measuring FAIR principles to inform fitness for use. International Journal of Digital Curation, 13(1), 35-46. DOI: [Best Paper]
  • Bishop, B. W. & Hank, C. F. (2018). Earth Science Data Management: Mapping Actual Tasks to Conceptual Actions in the Curation Lifecycle Model. In: Chowdhury G., McLeod J., Gillet V., Willett P. (Eds.). Transforming Digital Worlds. iConference 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10766. Springer, Cham.
  • Bishop, B. W., & Grubesic, T. H. (2016). Geographic Information: Organization, Access, and Use. New York: Springer.
  • Bishop, B. W. & Hank, C. F. (2016). Data curation profiling of biocollections. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 53(1), 1-9. doi: 10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301046
  • Bishop, B. W., Cadle, A. W., & Grubesic, T. H. (2015). Job analyses of emerging information professions: A survey validation of core competencies to inform curricula. Library Quarterly, 85(1), 64-84.