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Assistant Director of Research Data Stewardship

Dr. Thu-Mai Lewis (she/her) serves as the Assistant Director of Research Data Stewardship for the Research Data Management Core. In this role, Dr. Lewis oversees the planning, development, coordination, and deployment of data management and sharing support services for the UNC research community. She has over a decade of experience in managing, streamlining, and executing research data curation and data repository ingest workflows, and has led initiatives to raise standards of data quality to include reproducibility as a benchmark.

Dr. Lewis holds a PhD and an MS in information science with a concentration in archives and records management from the UNC School of Information and Library Science. Her research focuses on the impact of journal-based data policies on researchers’ reproducible research practices. She also has an MA and BA in art history from UNC. Dr. Lewis is a United States Air Force veteran.