Dr. Carolyn Hank, alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been appointed assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's School of Information Sciences. 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 SILS. Her dissertation was titled "Scholars and their Blogs: Characteristics, Preferences and 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 SILS Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award 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."
Photo taken during the spring 2011 commencement ceremony when Dr. Carolyn Hank on the left received what is now the Dr. Deborah Barreau Award for Adjunct Teaching Excellence from Dr. Sandra Hughes Hassell.