Dr. Maria Haigh

Maria Haigh

  • Associate Professor & Executive Committee Chair, School of Information Studies


  • PhD Major: Information Systems June 2002
    Minor: Scholarly Communication
    College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • M.S. Information Science March 1994
    College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • B.S. Major: Computer Science May 1987
    Minor: Applied Mathematics
    National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine


Associate Professor 2011 – current
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Fulbright Scholar January 2007- July 2007
Lecture and Research in Computer Science Department of the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
Teaching two courses on social informatics and intellectual property issues. Research on intellectual property issues, role of libraries in transitional Ukrainian society.

Assistant Professor January 2004 – 2011
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Courses Taught

INFOST 410: Database Information Retrieval Systems
INFOST 691: Big Data and Society
INFOST 675: Information Technology and Organizations

Sample Publications

M Haigh, T. Matychak, M.Dorosh, “Beyond Fake News: Learning from Information Literacy Programs in Ukraine”. forthcoming in Libraries and the Global Retreat of Democracy: Confronting Polarization, Misinformation, and Suppression, part of the Advances in Librarianship book series.

M. Haigh, "Re-Imagined Communities: One Ukrainian Library in Four Nations", February 2020, 41st Annual Conference of the SWPopular Culture Association

M Haigh, T Haigh “Fighting and Framing Fake News”, forthcoming in THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF PROPAGANDA, Paul Baines, Nicholas
O'Shaughnessy & Nancy Snow (eds.) (Sage, 2020): pp.305-324.

M Haigh, T Haigh, T.Matychak, “Information Literacy vs. Fake News: The Case of Ukraine”, The Open Information Science Journal, 2019, #3, pp.154-165

M. Haigh, Haigh, T. D., Kozak, N. “Stopping Fake news: The Work Practices of Peer-to-Peer Counter-Propaganda” Journalism Studies, 2018 Oct 26;19(14), pp.2062-87

Maria Haigh, Thomas Haigh,” The “Goodbye Petrovka” Plan: The Moral Economy of File Sharing in Post‐Soviet Society,” Harvard Law School workshop on Free Culture, October 23, 2009, http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/fcrw/Main_Page

Maria Haigh, “Requirements Engineering for Business Stakeholders: Applying Quality Views Framework to Software”, System Research and Information Technologies journal, 2012, issue 1, pp. 31-38

Maria Haigh, “Of Ducks and Downloads: The Moral Economy of Intellectual Property in Post-Soviet Society”, Libri, Volume. 59, Issue 4, pp. 248-258, December 2009

Maria Haigh, “Making Ukrainians in the Library: Language, Libraries and National Identity” , Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Volume 33, Issue 3-4, pp.141-159 September/December 2009.

Maria Haigh, “Research versus practice in software engineering: comparison of expert opinions to measured user priorities”, System Research and Information Technologies, pp.133-142, Volume 8, Issue 2, 2009

Maria Haigh, “Downloading Communism: File-Sharing as Samizdat in Ukraine”, Libri, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp.165-178, September 2007

Maria Haigh, "Divided by a Common Degree Program? Profiling Online and Face-to-Face Information Science Students", Education for Information, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp. 93-110, June 2007

Maria Haigh, “Escaping Lenin’s Library: Library and Information Science Education in Independent Ukraine”, The International Information and Library Review, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp. 72-79, June 2007

Teaching Specializations & Interests

Databases, It and Organizations, Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News, Big Data, Society

Research Interests by Topic

Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News, Big Data, Society