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Crystal Sherline


Current career:

Sherline is a data scientist working for the US Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Previously, she worked as an analyst on contract work for the US Department of Defense.

She has been teaching at SIS for 10 years.


  • PhD, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Florida State University, MLIS
  • University of Maryland, MA
  • University of Florida, BS


  • Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Data Science
  • Quantitative Research
  • Open Access
  • Knowledge Management
  • Government Scientific and Technical Information

Courses taught:

  • INSC 530, Information Access and Retrieval
  • INSC 545, Environmental Informatics
  • INSC 301, Introduction to Web Technologies
  • INSC 310, Information Seeking: Resources and Strategies
  • INSC 451, Information Management in Organizations

Professional memberships:

  • Federally Employed Women (FEW)
  • Research Data Alliance (RDA)
  • Commerce, Energy, NASA, Defense Information Managers Group (CENDI)


  • Agarwal, D., Varadharajan, C., Cholia, S., Hendrix, V., O’Brien, F., Jones, M., Jones, C., Sherline, C., Studwell, S. & Whitenack, K. (2018). Enabling Scalable Integration of Diverse Data, presented at 2018 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, D.C., 10-14 December.
  • Crowe, G. J. & Sherline, C.P. (2015). The Intersect of Cultural Studies with Other Focus Areas in the HDIAC Database. The Grey Literature Journal, 11(1): 47-52.
  • Sherline, C.P. (2014). Testing the Theory of the Norm of Reciprocity on Scientific Data Sharing: A Carrot or Stick Approach. Dissertation.
  • Anderson, B., Kotowski, M. and Sherline, C.P. (2013). Testing a Model of Task, Technology Fit using Choice as a Moderator. Computers in Human Behavior.
  • Sherline, C.P. (2013 Jan 23). Testing the Theory of the Norm of Reciprocity on Scientific Data Sharing. ALISE conference. Seattle, Washington