Dr. Carolyn Hank, assistant professor, is the newest member of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) faculty. She joins UT from McGill University where she was assistant professor and acting coordinator for the archival studies program. As a member of the Digital Curation Professional Institute faculty, she also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
Hank received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the UNC. Her dissertation was titled Scholars & their blogs: Characteristics, preferences, & perceptions impacting digital preservation. She also holds an M.S. in Library Science from Kent State University and a B.A. from Antioch College.
Hank received the Academic Achievement Award for the Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu (UNC) in May of 2012 and the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award (UNC) in May of 2011. In June of 2010 she was awarded the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu.
She began teaching courses at UT in January 2013 and will continue her research focus on digital curation and archival studies.
“The addition of Carolyn Hank, strengthens and extends our data curation research and digital archival knowledge base for the future,” said SIS Director Ed Cortez. “She is a great addition to our faculty.”