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About Susan Maret

A former academic librarian with experience in government documents and science reference, Dr. Maret's teaching and research foceses on information policy, particulary government secrecy and information rights. Dr. Maret served as guest editor of volume 19 Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP), which includes articles on the relationships between secrecy, privacy, censorship, and national security. Her latest research project is editor of RSPPP volume 21 honoring the work of sociologist William R. Freudenburg. Dr. Maret contributed an article linking Freudenburg's recreancy theory, or the failure of institutions to carry out their duty, to the September 11, 2001 disaster. In 2014, she received a Distinguished Scholar award from the School of Information.
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Present Lecturer in School of Information, San Jose State University

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