Dr. Seamus Ross
Dean & 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.
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The iSchool has a proud history of great leaders who pushed the Faculty towards an innovative future for the Information field.
- Since 2009 Seamus Ross
- 2003–2008 Brian Cantwell Smith
- 1995–2003 Lynne Howarth
- 1990–1995 Adele Fasick
- 1984–1990 Ann Schabas
- 1979–1984 Katherine Packer
- 1972–1979 Francess Halpenny
- 1972 Brian Land
- 1964–1972 Brian Land
- 1951–1964 Bertha Bassam
- 1928–1951 Winifred G. Barnstead
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