Joseph Winberry is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information. His research examines how intersections of information, technology, and services can support social justice, often focusing on action based methodologies and justice for older adults. Winberry’s research has been published in The International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion, The Journal of Documentation, The Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, and The Library Quarterly among other venues. Joseph has received funding and awards from the American Library Association, the Association for Information Science and Technology, and the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
Prior to beginning his doctoral journey, Winberry earned his Master of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee where he was awarded the 2019 Gary Purcell Award for leadership. He also spent several years working for non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross and the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee’s Office on Aging where he originated the organization’s Elder Abuse Community Outreach program. Winberry credits his time in the non-profit sector with inspiring a belief in using Library and Information Science research to help people make a difference in their lives.