Five finalists have been chosen as possible candidates to lead the newly-formed College of Media, Communication and Information, CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore announced Monday.
The five were chosen from a field of more than 50 candidates, Anne Heinz, dean of continuing education and chair of the search committee, said in a release.
Lori Bergen, dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. Bergen holds a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Indiana-Bloomington. A public session with Bergen will be held on Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. in room 155-A in the Behavioral Sciences Building.
Thomas Finholt, senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Finholt holds a doctorate in social and decision sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Finholt’s public session will take place on Feb. 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the British and Irish studies room (fifth floor) of Norlin Library.
Eric Freedman, dean of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. Freedman holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Freedman’s public session will take place on Feb. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the British and Irish studies room in the library.
Caroline Haythornthwaite, director and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool at the University of British Columbia. Haythornthwaite holds a doctorate in information science from the University of Toronto. Her public session will take place on Feb. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the British and Irish studies room in the library.
Jonathan Potter, dean of the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Potter holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of York. Potter’s public session will be held on Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m. in room 155-A of the Behavioral Sciences Building.
The CMCI, which is currently being overseen by Christopher Braider, will begin offering classes for new degrees starting in the fall of 2015.
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