ILS alumnus named Dean at UT Austin School of Information

Eric Meyer

Eric Meyer, who earned his Ph.D. in Information Science at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in 2007, has been named Dean of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin.

“I am thrilled and honored to be the next Dean of the School of Information at UT Austin,” Meyer said. “I think that the School has established itself as a leader globally, and I look forward to building upon the School’s exceptional accomplishments. I’m eager to contribute to the continuing success of this talented community of scholars.”

Meyer, who also will hold the Louis T. Yule Regents Professorship in Library and Information Science and the Mary R. Boyvey Chair for Excellence, had previously served as the Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research focuses on the connections between people and the technologies they use, and how people shape and are shaped by new digital technologies.

“We are delighted that Eric has been named as the dean of this prestigious school,” said Ron Day, chair of the Information and Library Science program at SICE. “We know he will do well in this position.”

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