Andrea Thomer

Assistant Professor
  • Natural History Collections
  • Knowledge Infrastructures
  • Information Organization

Dr. Andrea Thomer is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona School of Information. Her research interests include the maintenance and evolution of knowledge infrastructures, scientific data curation, and information organization. She is especially interested in long-term database curation, the use and impact of natural history collections, and in the conceptual foundations of data science. Her work has been funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Science Foundation, and published in JASIST, CSCW, Slate, and more. Dr. Thomer earned her doctorate at the School of Information at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign in 2017. Prior to her graduate work, she was an excavator and ad hoc data curator at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California.