The Rutgers University-New Brunswick School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is pleased to announce the Rutgers Board of Governors approved the promotions of six SC&I faculty members on Wednesday June 17, 2020.
Tenure-Track Faculty Promotions
Deepa Kumar, promoted to full professor with tenure. (Full story here.)
Vivek Singh, promoted to associate professor with tenure. (Full story here.)
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Promotions
Marc Aronson, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Library and Information Science
Formerly assistant professor of professional practice, Aronson has worked in the field of literature for younger readers for more than thirty years as an author, editor, speaker, publisher, and critic. He is the only person to have been a winner or finalist for both of the American Library Association's prizes for excellence in youth nonfiction as both an author and as an editor.
Suchinthi Fernando, Assistant Teaching Professor, Library and Information Science
Formerly a teaching instructor, Fernando teaches graduate students of the Master of Information degree course and undergraduate students of the Information Technology and Informatics degree course. She obtained her doctoral and master’s degrees from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, and her bachelor’s degree from University of Moratuwa. Her research interests lie in the field of information security.
Brian Householder, Associate Teaching Professor, Communication
Formerly assistant teaching professor, Householder oversees undergraduate curriculum, provides support to instructors, and serves as an advocate for the undergraduate students. His teaching and research focus on persuasion, social influence, and relational communication, and he has also done assessment and brand consulting work.
Joyce Valenza, Associate Teaching Professor, Library and Information Science
Formerly assistant teaching professor, Valenza has been a school, public, reference, and special librarian. For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She writes the NeverEndingSearch blog for School Library Journal, contributes to a variety of edtech journals, speaks internationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of technology. Joyce is active in ISTE, ALISE, AASL, ALA, YALSA and online communities of practice.
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