Research Informatics and Publishing

Important Notice

Consultations and workshops for statistics, research data management, data analytics, quantitative text analysis, geospatial analysis, data visualization, and open access publishing are now available virtually! Contact us at: for more information!

The Department of Research Informatics and Publishing enhances the technology-driven teaching and research capacity of the Penn State community. We partner with students, faculty, and staff to consult, provide training, and support projects in the areas of research data management, digital humanities, mapping, statistical analysis, and open publishing.

Our services are based on the tenets of openness, innovation and technology, collaboration, and supporting the entire research workflow.

Services and Centers


Department Contact Information

W312 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802

Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

Head Research Informatics and Publishing

Research Informatics and Publishing Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Tara L Anthony GIS Specialist 814-863-5753
Jim Casey Managing Director 814-865-2095
David Chen Intern 814-865-2095
Kevin Clair Digital Collections Librarian 814-865-6763
Lauren Cooper Scholarship Librarian 814-865-2095
Semonti Dey Graduate Assistant 814-865-2095
Seth Erickson Research Data Librarian - Social Sciences 814-863-1580
Briana Ezray Research Data Librarian - STEM 814-865-6838
P. Gabrielle Foreman Co-Director 814-865-2095
Dr Heather Froehlich Literary Informatics Librarian 814-865-7908
Hannah Hadley Data Curation Education Librarian 814-865-2095
Cynthia Hudson-Vitale Head Research Informatics and Publishing 814-865-2095
Jae Sung Kim Data Analyst 814-863-0094
Allyson Laird Open Publishing Program Coordinator 814-867-3702
Shirley Moody-Turner Co-Director 814-865-2095
Angel Peterson Open Publishing Production Specialist 814-865-2486
Nathan Piekielek Geospatial Services Librarian 814-865-3703
Heather Ross Information Resources and Services Supervisor-Manager 814-863-1349
John Russell Digital Humanities Librarian 814-867-4827
Thomas Schaeffer Intern 814-865-2095
Yue Tang Graduate Assistant 814-865-2095
Kevin Winstead Colored Conventions Project Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation 814-865-2095
Xuying Xin Data Analyst 814-863-1346