Kimberly Douglass is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences and an adjunct to the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, both in the College of Communication and Information. Her research agenda is two-pronged, focusing on the interface of science and public policy and also on information as a commodity. In support of her interest in the interface between science and public policy, she researches science information, science education, and e-government. In support of her interest in information as a commodity, she examines information ethics. These two streams are linked by her research that examines the way scientists work.
She is a Co-Leader for the Sociocultural Working Group of the NSF-funded DataONE Project. DataONE enables scientific discovery by developing a cyberinfrastructure to preserve, store, and disseminate scientific data.
Douglass has published scholarly work in the Public Library of Science (PLOS), the Journal of Ecological Informatics (JEI), Libri, and First Monday. Her work is currently under review at the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), College and Research Libraries, and the Journal of STEM Education.