KNOXVILLE – The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carolyn Hank as Assistant Professor.  She joins the UT faculty from McGill University where she was assistant professor and acting coordinator for the archival studies program. As a member of the Digital Curation Professional Institute faculty, she also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


Hank was awarded her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation was titled Scholars & their Blogs: Characteristics, Preferences, & Perceptions Impacting Digital Preservation.  She received her M.S. in Library Science from Kent State University and her B.A. from Antioch College.


Hank received the Academic Achievement Award for the Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu (UNC) in May of 2012 and the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award (UNC) in May of 2011.  In June of 2010 she was awarded the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu. 


She will begin teaching courses in the spring 2013 semester and will continue her research focus in digital curation and archival studies at UT. 


“With the addition of Carolyn Hank, we will strengthen and extend our data curation research and digital archival knowledge base for the future,” said SIS Director Ed Cortez.  “We are looking forward to having Carolyn Hank as a part of our faculty.”


The UT School of Information Sciences (SIS) is a part of the College of Communication and Information located on the main Knoxville campus. Ranked 17th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, SIS celebrated forty years of ALA-accreditation in 2012. 



Donna A. Silvey

Communications Specialist

The University of Tennessee

College of Communication & Information

School of Information Sciences

451 Communications Bldg.

1345 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN  37996-0341


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