Sanda Erdelez

Dean, School of Library and Information Science

Dr. Sanda Erdelez is a Professor and Dean of the School of Library and Information Science. She received her LL.B. and LL.M degrees from the University of Osijek Law School (Croatia) and a Ph.D. in information transfer from Syracuse University. She was also a faculty member at the University of Missouri, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Osijek. 

Dr. Erdelez is a former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of The Texas Excellence Teaching Award and The ALISE Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award. Her research interests include human information behavior, human-computer interaction, and usability evaluation in online environments. She has been internationally recognized for her pioneering research in the areas of information encountering and opportunistic discovery of information. Her research has received funding from both corporate and government sources including Dell Inc., SBC Communication, Texas State Government, and NSF. She is an active member of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), where she has served in numerous leadership roles including the chair of the Special Interest Group on Information Seeking and Use (SIG USE) and member of the ASIS&T Board of Directors. 

In 2015, Dr. Erdelez received the Outstanding Contribution to Information Behavior Research Award from SIG USE and also became a member of the SIG USE Academy of Fellows. She currently serves as the chair of the iSchools Organization.

Sanda Erdelez in the News

Sanda Erdelez Visits University of Osijek in Croatia as Fulbright Specialist

School of Library and Information Science Director Visits University of Osijek in Croatia as Fulbright Specialist

In October of 2023, School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) Dean Sanda Erdelez traveled to her native Croatia as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program, which offers opportunities for U.S. professionals and academics to share expertise and collaborate with institutions around the world.


Sanda Erdelez sits with her research group.

SLIS Director Sanda Erdelez Participates in International Alzheimer's Research Project

Professor Erdelez tells us how this study hopes to improve the lives of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. Dr. Sanda Erdelez, Professor and Director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) within the College of Organizational, Computational, and...