2020 CCI Faculty & Staff Awards
Five faculty and two staff members earned 2020 College of Communication and Information annual awards. They were honored during the CCI Faculty/Staff meeting Nov. 20.
Faculty award winners included: Communication Studies Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley (Faculty Research Award), Information Sciences Associate Professor Devendra Potnis (Faculty Teaching Award), Communication Studies Assistant Professor Emily Paskewitz (Faculty Service/Outreach Award), Information Sciences Clinical Associate Professor Cindy Welch (Non-Tenure Track Faculty Service/Outreach Award), and Information Sciences Lecturer Scot Smith (Part-Time Lecturer Teaching Award).
The Non-Tenure Track Service/Outreach Award and the Part-Time Lecturer Teaching Award are new categories for 2020. The Lecturer Teaching Award was … Read more “2020 CCI Faculty & Staff Awards”
2019 CCI Alumni & Faculty Awards
Five college alumni and six members of the faculty were honored for their accomplishments at the CCI 50th Anniversary Gala, which was held October 11 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The school and program alumni awards have been given annually since 2013, and the oldest CCI faculty awards were presented in 1982.
Nannette Baker (JEM ’78), the 2019 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award winner, was also honored at the gala.
2019 CCI School/Program Alumni Award Winners
Leslie Osborne (’97)
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Watauga Group/CyBear Interactive
Graham Thomas (’08)
Deputy Director of Partnerships, tnAchieves… Read more “2019 CCI Alumni & Faculty 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”
SIS Professor Assists The World Bank ICT Solutions Team
Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis was recognized in the fall of 2012 by UT as a QUEST Scholar of the Week for his research focusing on the socioeconomic implications of IT for disadvantaged communities, small businesses, microfinance and electronic governance. His research has been published in IEEE Technology & Society and by the United Nations co-organized sixth International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance.
National and international publication of Potnis’ work brought it to the attention of the organizers of The World Bank’s ICT Solutions Day. As part of this day, practitioners, academics and government officers from the US, … Read more “SIS Professor Assists The World Bank ICT Solutions Team”