AUSTIN, Texas –Dr. Glynn Harmon has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at The University of Texas at Austin.
Harmon, a professor of information science who has been on the UT Austin faculty since 1970, was appointed by President Robert M. Berdahl, whose duties as UT Austin’s chief executive officer have been shifted to President ad interim Peter T. Flawn. Harmon will serve as interim dean until a new president is appointed, at which time a nationwide search will begin for a permanent dean.
“Glynn Harmon will make an outstanding interim dean of the School of Library and Information Science. I am confident that he will lead the school with distinction during this period of technological advancement in the library sciences and information management,” said Berdahl.Harmon replaces Dr. Fran Miksa who has served as acting dean since January 1997, when Brooke Sheldon stepped down as permanent dean.Provost ad interim Stephen A. Monti said Harmon’s appointment as interim dean became effective June 25.
“President ad interim Flawn and I are enthusiastic about this appointment, and we are looking forward to working with Dr. Harmon,” Monti said.Harmon said he feels privileged to provide leadership for the school during this interim period.
“Having spent most of my academic career at UT, I am eager to see the school progress appropriately as we transition to meet the needs of the 21st century,” he said.
Harmon has developed and taught a variety of courses at UT Austin, including information management, information networks, information marketing, health informatics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence.