Dr. Devan Ray Donaldson is an Assistant Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington, where he directs specializations in archives and records management and digital curation. Donaldson is also Affiliated Faculty with the Data to Insight Center (D2I) at Indiana University. He is an internationally known digital curation researcher. His research interests include: digital repositories, data sharing practices, mass digitization, research data management, trust, security, and users’ perceptions of archives and archival content. His research has been funded by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the United States Department of Energy.
He holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. In 2005, he studied abroad at Oxford University, Hertford College.
He has been a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar (2002-2015), a Horace H. Rackham Merit Fellow (2008-2015), an Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member since 2012, and a Research Data Alliance (RDA) US Data Share Fellow (2015-2016). Donaldson is a recipient of the 2017-2018 Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award.
Donaldson serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. He serves on the Curriculum Committee, Graduate Programs Committee and the ILS Colloquium Committee for the Department of Information and Library Science. He is co-founder and co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) and co-chair of the Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group (RPRDIG). Donaldson was recently appointed to serve on the Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Science (BILDS) Review Committee for the National Library of Medicine.
On his personal time, Dr. Donaldson enjoys attending church, singing, dancing, bowling, attending sports events and concerts as well as visiting with family and friends.