Dr. Seamus Ross, Dean and academic visionary
"Great leaders owe their success to their ability to inspire individuals, teams, and stakeholders."
Under the leadership of Professor Seamus Ross, 8th dean of the Faculty of Information, the iSchool continues its cutting-edge research on the human context of information, while maintaining its enduring strengths in library and information science, archives, and museum studies.
Professor Ross is a passionate researcher, known for his influence and leadership of international collaborative projects on the preservation of cultural heritage and scientific digital objects, humanities informatics, and the application of information technology to libraries, archives, and museums.
Accustomed to establishing environments that foster excellence, under Professor Ross’s leadership the iSchool also administers four interdisciplinary research institutes. Dean Ross takes every opportunity to advocate for students and to nurture the iSchool community to develop into a diverse faculty and a vibrant, socially engaged student body.
Prior to joining the iSchool, Professor Ross was Founding Director of the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) and Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation at the University of Glasgow. From 2004-2008, Professor Ross was the Associate Director of the United Kingdom’s Digital Curation Centre. Professor Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College, a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford.