Diane Kelly, director of the School of Information Sciences, was named UT Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs effective August 1.
Kelly did an outstanding job of serving as professor and director of the School of Information Sciences since 2016. Her accomplishments included leading the school to a 110 percent enrollment increase in the Master of Science in information sciences and the creation of a new bachelor’s degree in information sciences.
Read Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick’s letter about Kelly’s appointment.
Chancellor’s Professor and Board of Visitors Professor Carol Tenopir will serve as interim director of the School of Information Sciences during 2020-21.
Tenopir was named the 2019 Macebearer, the highest faculty honor at the University of Tennessee. Her work has been cited more than 10,000 times and garnered more than $10 million in funding and has influenced the tools and behaviors that scientists and engineers use to communicate with each other and with non-expert audiences. She is the first woman to hold the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communication Technologies.