Abebe Rorissa to Lead School of Information Sciences
Abebe Rorissa will be the new director of the School of Information Sciences on July 1, 2021. He is currently Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany.
“Serving as the Director of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee is my greatest honor and privilege,” Rorissa said. “We are a leading iSchool with excellent students, world-class faculty, highly qualified and dedicated staff, and alumni who are leaders in the field. Building on the strong foundation laid by … Read more “Abebe Rorissa to Lead School of Information Sciences”
New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2020-21
The College of Communication and Information welcomes seven new faculty and staff members for the 2020-21 school year.
The new year also brings two familiar faces to administrative roles. Professor Beth Avery Foster became the new Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations on August 1. Chancellor’s Professor and Board of Visitors Professor Carol Tenopir was named interim director of the School of Information Sciences when SIS Professor and Director Diane Kelly was named UT Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
Guy Harrison (Assistant Professor, Journalism and Electronic Media) has a PhD in Journalism and Mass … Read more “New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2020-21”
Kelly Named UT Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Tenopir Named Interim SIS Director
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 … Read more “Kelly Named UT Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Tenopir Named Interim SIS Director”
Faculty Earn Campus ORE Awards
Three professors from the College of Communication and Information were recognized for their scholarship at the inaugural UT Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) Research Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 25.
CCI Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Suzie Allard (SIS) received a Research Spotlight Award in recognition of being CCI’s top sponsored research scholar.
Associate Professor Nick Geidner (JEM) received ORE’s Excellence in Community Engagement Award for his Land Grant Films’ projects through the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The award recognizes Geidner for having the top UTK faculty-led, mutually beneficial project that … Read more “Faculty Earn Campus ORE Awards”
CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information has received two grants which total more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts.
The larger of the two grants involves Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir as principal investigator along with co-principal investigators SIS Professor and Interim Director Dania Bilal and SIS Associate Professor Rachel Fleming-May. They have been awarded a two-year $811,501 grant from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. The grant will provide assistantships and co-curricular educational opportunities for master’s degree students interested … Read more “CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts”
UT's Tenopir Receives Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair Honor
Carol Tenopir, a Chancellor’s Professor and the CCI Board of Visitors Professor in UT Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences, has been selected as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for the 2016-2017 academic year. The position is considered one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Tenopir will be working with colleagues at the Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation in Helsinki, Finland. The Fulbright Nokia Chair position will offer Tenopir the opportunity to engage in international research collaboration and in writing joint research articles and grant proposals with her Finnish … Read more “UT's Tenopir Receives Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair Honor”
Tenopir Returns to Faculty – Allard to Lead CCI Research
Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir will step down from her CCI research administrative role and return to the SIS faculty on July 1, 2014.
Tenopir’s successor will be Suzie Allard who was named CCI Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies.
The Lib-Value Project funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is conducting an in-depth exploration of academic libraries’ value. The research work is featured in the spring 2013 edition of Quest magazine. Chancellor’s Professor and Director of the CCI Center for Information and Communication Studies Carol Tenopir is co-principal investigator on the project.
“This important project comes at a time when universities are facing financial challenges. The knowledge gained from this study will help many academic institutions maximize the value of their library investments. For UT, it will be of great value as … Read more “Maximizing Value”
CCI Creates Endowed Professorship; Carol Tenopir First Recipient
Carol Tenopir, a Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Information Sciences, is the first recipient of a new endowed professorship in the College of Communication and Information (CCI).
The CCI Board of Visitors Professorship was made possible by generous gifts from donors, including current and former members of the college’s Board of Visitors.
The professorship was established to recognize and reward outstanding college faculty whose research, creative activity, teaching and academic and professional service have uniquely contributed to the mission of their school, the college and the university.
“The establishment of this professorship allows the college to provide extra financial … Read more “CCI Creates Endowed Professorship; Carol Tenopir First Recipient”
Chancellor's Professor Carol Tenopir Selected as Quest Scholar of the Week
Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor of Information Sciences, has been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to its 2012 class of fellows.
She has also been named the UT Quest Scholar of the Week, which you can read about here.