iSchool Welcomes New Faculty


Join the iSchool faculty, staff and students in welcoming new faculty members Stephen M. Griffin  and Patrick Keilty. We’re very excited to have them join the faculty and look forward to their many contributions to the School.

Dr. Griffin comes to the iSchool after a successful 32-year career at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He most recently held the position of Program Director in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS); prior to that, he was engaged in program planning, development and evaluation for several NSF divisions. He was a champion of the inter agency Digital Library Initiatives in the 1990s and has continued as a spokesperson for raising broad understanding of the critical importance of digital curation. Dr. Griffin will serve as a Visiting Professor and the Mellon Cyberscholar at the iSchool.

Dr. Keilty recently earned his PhD (2011) at the University of California, Los Angeles. His doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies culminated in his dissertation on “Seeking Sex: Embodiment and Electronic Culture.” Dr. Keilty has co-authored a book that will be published in 2012: Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader (Litwin Books) and has also published articles in Knowledge Organization, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, and InterActions. Keilty’s research interests include gender and sexuality, critical theory, digital culture, digital humanities, visual studies, information activity, information structures, philosophy of science and technology, rare books and manuscripts, and the history and theory of information studies.