Marcia Mardis Appointed Associate Director at Information Institute


Dr. Marcia A. Mardis, Associate Professor in the Florida State University iSchool and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Education at the College of Communication & Information will also serve as Associate Director of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute effective immediately.

Mardis currently serves as a Co-PI with Dr. Charles R. McClure, Francis Eppes Professor and Director of the Information Institute, and Ebe Randeree, Associate Dean of Finance and Administration on the National Science Foundation funded project Assessing Information Technology Educational Pathways that Promote Deployment and Use of Rural Broadband.

Mardis has an exceptional record of research and on going funding from such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the State of Michigan. From 2010-2015, she was a Distinguished Research Fellow at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) at the National Science Digital Library and is currently a President’s Fellow at Internet2 where she is researching the affordances of gigabit networks for K-12 learning. Additional information about Mardis’ background and experience can be found here.

McClure, Director of the Information Institute is very pleased that Mardis has agreed to formalize her recent work with the Institute with her appointment as Associate Director. In this role, Mardis will take a leadership role in identifying and pursuing a range of new Institute initiatives which includes exploring a range of external funding opportunities, networking with other information professional researchers, collaborating with other information professionals at FSU and elsewhere on research opportunities, and representing the Information Institute at various professional associations and meetings.

McClure noted that Mardis has had continual funding from the National Science Foundation since 1999, has a national and international reputation for excellence, and is well known in digital learning and information science circles. McClure stated that “she is an exceptionally high quality individual who will continue to move the Information Institute forward in research, technology planning and development, program evaluation, policy analysis, and education and training.”

For further information contact Dr. Charles R. McClure.