Amber L. Cushing



I am a Lecturer (assistant professor) and Director of the MLIS Programme at the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland.  AT UCD ICS, I also serve as Director of the Msc and Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation as well as Coordinator of the PhD Programme.  My main area of interest explores the ways in which individuals perceive value in digital cultural objects.  My current projects include Walk1916 a mobile walking tour of the Easter Rising in Dublin and an exploration of participatory cultural heritage via a case study of the Inspiring Ireland 1916 project.

I hold a PhD from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

I was a contestant on the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire!  My episode aired May 13, 2013.  You can read about my experience at the links below:

UNC SILS press release

Daily Tar Heel

NH Union Leader