Maria Haigh, Ph.D.

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I grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine as a happy child. I have always  been an exemplary student. I have graduated with the Applied Mathematics degree from the Faculty of Cybernetics  in the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv. I continued my graduate studies in Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S., College of Information Science and Technology (iSchool at Drexel). I completed M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Systems. During my studies I worked in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a programmer and IT consultant. After living in Philadelphia for 15 years we with my husband, Thomas Haigh, moved to  Waterville, Maine, home of Colby College. I taught Database Design in Colby College Computer Science Department. We took some pictures showing interesting aspects of Colby student life.

In January 2004 we moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both of us got tenure-track jobs in the UWM School of Information Studies. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Information Retrieval, Database Design, Research Methods, and Knowledge Management.

In 2007 I have received Fulbright Scholar award to go to Kyiv, Ukraine for 6 months. From January through July 2007 I lectured and conducted research at the "National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". My blog documenting Fulbright experience in Kyiv is here

On December 26, 2007, our son, Petrus (Peter Thomas) Haigh was born. Video highlights of his development are here, on YouTube.

For more details on my research interests, please, go to the Research Projects page. For old pictures of our happy life go here. I am also on Facebook and Twitter

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Maria Haigh  Email:  This page was last updated on Wednesday April 28, 2010