We are all creators, producers, and consumers of data, notes Angela P. Murillo, an assistant professor at SOIC. “Analysis is everywhere—especially in the media—and critical thinking is necessary.”
Murillo has worked in industry, government agencies, and academia, and brings a “bigger picture” perspective to teaching and learning about data—one that reflects its social and ethical implications.
She has been a research and development information scientist at the global biotechnology company Novozymes, and held lecturing and research appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and lecturing appointments at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. It was as a doctoral student at UNC that she assisted in developing the curriculum for a new program in information science there.
Her work has included helping to develop SOIC’s new Applied Data and Information Science undergraduate degree, in collaboration with the Library and Information Science and Human-Centered Computing departments. “Data fluency is foundational to making students more competitive, giving them skills and confidence in any context,” she says. 

  • Data-related and STEM education
  • Data science
  • Scientific data
  • Data cyberinfrastructures
Library Science
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Information and Library Science, 2016
MLIS, University of Iowa, 2010
BA, University of Iowa, Geosciences, English, Spanish, 2007