Faculty Profiles

Our faculty are active researchers, writers and speakers; many of them internationally known for their contributions toward the advancement of their fields of study. But, most of all, they're passionate, caring teachers.

  • Amy M. Shaw, MLIS, MM

    Head of Archives and Special Collections / Associate Professor, Library

    I became Head of Archives and Special Collections in 2019, my 25th year at St. Kate's. (Prior positions included Systems Librarian and Performing Arts Librarian.) The Archives and Special Collections department encompasses historical university records, manuscript collections, rare books, and several thousand physical objects. My research and creative activity reflect the archivist's interest in primary sources as well as my subject area of music. In the field of music, I am particularly interested in the history of musical instruments and in the traditional music of the Nordic countries, Ireland, Scotland, and Canada.

  • Cynthia Graham

    Assistant Professor, Library

    Cindy Graham is a health sciences librarian, working with students and faculty. In this capacity, she builds collections of books, journals, and electronic resources to meet the needs of health sciences programs. Cindy's research interests include health sciences collection management and conducting and teaching students to conduct systematic reviews. She has a BA in Architectural Studies, an MA in Library and Information Science, and most recently, an MA in Holistic Health Studies.
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  • Emily Asch, MLIS

    Director, Library and Archives

    Emily Asch, MLIS joined St. Catherine University in 2008 as the Head of Technical Services. In 2014 she became the Director of Libraries and Archives. Her vision for the library is to be a space supporting and providing for interdisciplinary dialogue through our resources, physical space, virtual presence, services, and staff. Student success is the primary focus of our work in the library, through research support, providing resources and tools in person and online, as well as services and teaching. Emily has been in academic libraries for 22 years and has a strong collections and systems background, but has had the privilege of supporting all parts of an academic library and is passionate about students and faculty succeeding in all academic and scholarly endeavors.

  • Joyce Yukawa, PhD

    Program Director & Associate Professor, Master of Library and Information Science Program

    Joyce Yukawa is the Program Director and Associate Professor in the MLIS Program of St. Catherine University. She has taught introduction to LIS, reference and information services, research methods, internet fundamentals and design, information literacy instruction, social networking technologies, human information behavior, web usability/accessibility, and older adults and the web. Her teaching, research, presentations, and service draw upon interests in the blending of face-to-face and online interaction in librarianship and professional development, with a particular focus on social learning and service learning within communities of practice.

  • Kristen Lillvis, PhD

    Mary Alice Muellerleile Endowed Chair and Professor of English

    Kristen Lillvis is the Muellerleile Endowed Chair and Professor of English at St. Catherine University, where she teaches courses on digital humanities and contemporary American and African American literatures. Her research explores issues of identity in diverse texts across a range of media, including works of electronic literature.
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  • Kyunghye (Konhe) Yoon

    Associate Professor, Master of Library and Information Science Program

    Dr. Konhe Yoon joined St Kate in the Fall of 2012 from the State University of New York at Oswego where she was a faculty in the Information Science Program for 10 years. Konhe’s research and teaching interests include human information interaction in the web-based information systems and digital environment, which encompasses cognitive, linguistic, communicative and shared information seeking and use behaviors. Her research examines user's information meaning represented in various interaction contexts, such as reference interviews or social tagging and folksonomy of users in representing information content on social media.

  • Natalie K. Eschenbaum, PhD

    Division Chair, Arts and Humanities; Professor, English

    Natalie K. Eschenbaum earned her B.A. in English (minor in Philosophy) from Tulane University (1997) and her Ph.D. in English from Emory University (2006). Her research focuses on sensation studies and affect theory (specifically the affect of disgust) in early modern English literature. She publishes on Shakespeare and seventeenth-century poets, including Robert Herrick. She was Professor of English, Chair of English, and Chair of Faculty Senate at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, through 2020. She began at St. Catherine University as Professor of English and Division Chair of Arts and Humanities (Art/Art History, English/International Language & Literature, History/International Studies, Philosophy, Theology, and Music) in 2020.

  • Sook Lim, PhD

    Associate Professor, Library and Information Science

    Sook Lim is an Associate Professor in Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University. She holds a doctorate in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research centers on human information behavior concerning user-generated content such as Wikipedia. She has published articles in Information Processing and Management, Information Research, Journal of Association for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library & Information Science Research & First Monday.
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  • Viv Ross, PhD

    Associate Professor, Master of Library and Information Science Program

    Viv Ross came to St. Kate's from Florida State University, where in 2008 she completed her dissertation titled The scholarly use of journals offered through the Health Internetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) programs as suggested by the journal-citing patterns of scholars in the least-developed nations. She earned her MLIS in 2001 from the University of North Texas and then served as Social Sciences Librarian and Electronic Resource Librarian at the State University of New York, Purchase Library.

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