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Dean Austin, TX

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin has named Eric Meyer as its new Dean, effective August 1, 2018.

Dr. Meyer comes to UT Austin from the University of Oxford, where he currently serves as director of graduate studies at the Oxford Internet Institute and is professor of social informatics. Dr. Meyer has led efforts to develop innovative master’s and doctoral degree programs, enhanced recruitment efforts, worked closely with faculty members and students to provide exceptional educational experiences, and grew a positive scholarly environment for research, teaching, and learning.

Dr. Meyer earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio University, a master’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his doctoral degree from Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on the connections between people and the technologies they use, and how people shape and are shaped by new digital technologies. This includes how digital technologies allow people to change the things they research, the ways they learn, and how people share information and collaborate.

Beverly Brady led this search with Matthew Tzuker.



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