UW-Milwaukee SOIS New Interim Dean 
For Immediate Release: January 31, 2011 

Professor Hope Olson, who has been serving as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Information Studies (SOIS) interim Dean while Dean Johannes Britz serves as the UWM interim Provost and Vice Chancellor, recently announced that she is stepping down due to health reasons. Dr. Olson, who is internationally recognized for her contributions to information organization education and research, will continue as a member of the SOIS faculty to focus on teaching and research. Prior to her role as interim Dean, Professor Olson served as the SOIS Associate Dean for four years. 

Professor Dietmar Wolfram has been appointed to serve as SOIS interim Dean beginning February 1st. Professor Wolfram has been a faculty member at SOIS since 1990. He is a noted researcher in the areas information retrieval, user studies, and applied informetrics. Dr. Wolfram had served previously as SOIS interim Associate Dean and most recently as Director of the PhD program in Information Studies. 

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The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers several degrees and programs including the Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology, Master of Library and Information Science (accredited by the American Library Association), and PhD in Information Studies. With a growing student body of more than 800, SOIS strives to meet the demand for information professionals at all levels in libraries, archives, corporations, government agencies, schools, and other institutions, and in higher education. SOIS is a leader in online education and currently enrolls students from all regions of the United States and from countries around the world. For more information about the school, its faculty, and its programs, see or call 1-888-349-3432.