Two School of Information Sciences Faculty Members Accept New Roles and Responsibilities
We are pleased to announce that iSchool Assistant Professor Kip Currier has accepted an offer from Dean Ronald L. Larsen and Library and Information Science (LIS) Program Chair Shelia Corrall to serve as Deputy Chair of the LIS program during the coming academic year--a period that will be key during the formative stages of our school’s exploration of opportunities for enhanced collaboration and consolidation with other units across campus. In this role, Currier will supervise the administrative elements of the LIS program and act on Corrall’s behalf in her absence.
In recent years, Currier has been the lead faculty member for the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3). He championed the development of the program from its early beginnings, during which time he conducted site visits to similar programs and became the primary contributor to the grant proposal made to the Mellon Foundation, which now supports i3. Having served in this capacity for nearly six years, Currier is now handing off his responsibilities as Co-PI of i3. Please join us in thanking Currier for his exceptional service in building one of the leading diversity programs in higher education today.
Congratulations are also in order for iSchool Assistant Professor Rosta Farzan, who will be taking over as lead faculty member and Co-PI of i3. Farzan, and who has contributed to i3 over the years, is a passionate advocate for women in technology. We are pleased that Farzan will take the reins in ensuring i3’s continued success! Both of these appointments are effective as of July 1, 2015.