The School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is proud to announce the appointment of Dietmar Wolfram, Ph.D., as Senior Associate Dean of the School as of August 1, 2020.
Dr. Wolfram has been a significant presence and strong leader within SOIS for many years, serving in the past as both Interim Dean and Acting Associate Dean of the School. In these positions he was instrumental in increasing international academic collaborations, strengthening relationships with the community and industry, and increasing student scholarship funding. He has played a leading role in program planning for the Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology and the PhD Program in Information Studies.
Dr. Wolfram has held leadership roles in key library and information science organizations, specifically, the Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE) as President, and Director-at-Large for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). He is an accomplished scholar and researcher whose expertise includes applied informetrics, information retrieval, scholarly communication, and education for the information professions. Dr. Wolfram is a past recipient of the ASIS&T Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award. He is an exceptional teacher and mentor and has made instruction and curriculum development a high priority throughout his career.
In his new role, Dr. Wolfram will be responsible for planning, developing, and administering all aspects of the School’s educational programs, and for providing vision in setting priorities and leadership in maintaining academic standards and in strengthening faculty scholarship and research.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve the UW-Milwaukee iSchool in this important role,” Wolfram said. “I look forward to working with the iSchool community to continue building on our strengths in our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, our community engagement, and our scholarly and professional contributions to the knowledge base of the field.”