Maria Haigh

Associate Professor


Ph.D. 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,

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