KATHERINE W. McCAIN is a Professor of Information Studies in the College of Information Science and Technology. She also holds a 12 month half-time position as Associate Dean with primary responsibility for the Library & Information Science curriculum. Dr. McCain received a B.S. (Zoology) from Louisiana State University in 1965, an M.S. (Marine Biology) from Western Washington University in 1972, and the Ph.D. in Information Studies from Drexel University in 1985. Her research interests include scholarly communication, information production and use in the research process, development and structure of scientific specialties, diffusion of innovation, bibliometrics, and the evaluation of bibliographic information retrieval systems. She is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of bibliometric mapping and has published over 40 journal articles and conference papers in the general area of bibliometrics. Along with her colleague Howard White, she was recognized as the author of the "Best JASIS Paper of 1998" for their article "Visualizing a discipline: An author co-citation analysis of Information Science, 1972-1995." She is an Associate Editor of Scientometics and currently serves on the editorial boards of Science Communication and the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Her areas of teaching include resources in science and technology, content representation in information systems, serial literature, information resources and services, scholarly & professional communication, and information resources and their use (undergraduate).