LSU's Ju and Kraft Recognized as ASIS&T Distinguished Members


July 30, 2021

Dr. Boryung Ju and Dr. Donald KraftPictured l to r: Drs. Boryung Ju and Donald KraftPhoto Credit LSU

Baton Rouge, LA - Dr. Boryung Ju, Professor in the LSU School of Library & Information Science and Dr. Don Kraft, LSU Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, were recognized as ASIS&T Distinguished Members. This elite status is attained by those with a demonstrated commitment to mastering their profession through sustained educational pursuits and a proven track record of service to both their community and the information science and technology field.

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) was founded in 1937 and is the preeminent scholarly organization in the field of information science.  Drs. Ju and Kraft are among twenty-eight international members of the inaugural Class of 2021 ASIS&T Distinguished Members. 

Boryung Ju is a Professor in the LSU School of Library & Information Science. Dr. Ju received her PhD in information studies from the Florida State University and master’s from Indiana University, Bloomington. Since she joined LSU in 2002, her scholarly work has appeared in LIS leading journals and she has presented at international interdisciplinary conferences. Her research areas include HCI (Human Computer Interaction): Interface Design and Evaluation; User Modeling; Usability Analysis; Knowledge Sharing; and Distributed Scientific Collaboration.

LSU Computer Science Professor Emeritus Donald Kraft also currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, Colo. He began his career at LSU in 1976 as an associate professor in the then-named Department of Computer Science before becoming a full professor in 1982, adjunct professor of library and information science in 1983, chair of computer science in 1985, and professor emeritus in 2008. While at LSU, he received numerous awards, published in dozens of journals and books, and was active in aspects of the university outside of the department. Previously, Kraft has been a department graduate advisor, member of LSU Faculty Senate, and faculty advisor to LSU Hillel, among other roles.


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