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Bruce Kingma appointed associate dean for academic affairs in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies
Bruce Kingma appointed associate dean for academic affairs in Syracuse University’s School of Information StudiesFebruary 03, 2001Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Bruce Kingma has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. As associate dean, Kingma will be responsible for faculty development and will oversee curriculum development and research activities in the school’s five academic programs: the undergraduate degree program in information management and technology, directed by Susan Bonzi; the master’s degree programs in information management, directed by Robert Heckman, telecommunications and network management, directed by Milton Mueller, and library science, directed by Johanna R. Bradley; and the doctoral program in information transfer, directed by Barbara Kwasnik. Kingma, who joined the faculty during the Fall 2000 semester, will be part of the school’s senior administrative staff, which includes Dean Raymond von Dran and Associate Dean Barbara Settel. The position of associate dean for academic affairs was formerly held by the late Jeffrey Katzer, who was a member of the faculty for more than 30 years. “Bruce comes to the position with the experience, skills and personal ability essential for outstanding academic leadership,” von Dran says. “He has strong academic credentials, fine communication skills, a wry sense of humor and, in a short time, has earned the respect and trust of the school’s faculty and staff. He will make a critical difference in helping the school reach the next important level of excellence in our field.” A native of Chicago, Kingma began his career as a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago and master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Rochester. Ten years ago, he accepted a joint appointment at SUNY Albany in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Information Science and Policy. Kingma’s research interests include the economics of information, information technology and access to information. He has published papers on the economics of digital libraries, interlibrary loan, scholarly publishing, and library and nonprofit management. His forthcoming book is “The Economics of Information: A Guide to Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis for Information Professionals, Second Edition” (Libraries Unlimited, 2001). He is currently working on Project Euclid with the Cornell University Library and Duke University Press to transfer scholarly math journals from print media to digital format while enabling the publishers to retain operating revenues. The Mellon Foundation is funding the project.