Department Head Researcher Support Services
Role in the Library
Shea's role is to connect people with the resources, spaces, services, and technology that will help them with their research. Within the Researcher Support Services department, this can range from providing GIS and data management consultations, to purchasing books and electronic resources, and helping people find them.
Shea is passionate about the intersection of technology, data, and ethics and their impact how people interact with information and with each other. His research area is in critical data studies and he's currently the Director of the Data to Policy Project (D2P), an initiative to engage students with community needs through course-based assignments, which culminate into data-driven policy proposals to local governments and agencies. Participants explore issues in policing and affordable housing in Denver.
Professional Affiliations and Service
Digital Library Federation, Technologies of Surveillance working group, co-chair
Charlottesville Response Taskforce, co-char
LGTBQ Faculty Committee, member
Research and Creative Activities Committee, member
Colorado Open Scholarship Series, member
Masters of Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor's degree of Philosophy
University of Colorado Denver