Research Informatics and Publishing

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.

Research Informatics and Publishing is comprised of the following services and centers:


Department Contact Information

W337 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802

Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

Head Research Informatics and Publishing

Research Informatics and Publishing Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Michele Barbin Open Publishing Production Assistant (part time) 814-865-2486
Seth Erickson Software Curation Librarian 814-863-1580
Briana Ezray Research Data Librarian - STEM 814-865-2095
Dr Heather Froehlich Literary Informatics Librarian 814-865-7908
Lizhao Ge Statistical Information Specialist 814-863-1347
Hannah Hadley Part Time Staff 814-865-2095
Cynthia Hudson-Vitale Head Research Informatics and Publishing 814-865-2095
Allyson Laird Open Publishing Program Specialist 814-867-3702
Tara L LaLonde GIS Specialist 814-863-5753
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
Xuying Xin Data Analyst 814-865-2095