Wooseob Jeong (MSLS '97), alumnus of the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been named Dean of the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University in Kansas. Jeong will begin his new role as professor and dean of SLIM on July 5.
“This position is a good fit with my experiences in administration,” said Jeong, noting that Emporia State’s SLIM program has strong enrollment and a solid curriculum with hybrid courses that combine online and face-to-face classes.
Jeong has been at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee since 2001, moving from assistant professor to associate professor in the School of Information Studies, as well as serving as director for the Bachelor of Science in Information Resources and the Master of Library and Information Science programs. He also served as interim dean of UWM’s School of Information Studies from 2012 to 2014.
Jeong earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international relations from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in information studies from Florida State University.
Dr. David Cordle, Emporia State provost and vice president for academic affairs, anticipates that Jeong will move the Emporia State program forward.
“The School of Library and Information Management is a key point of distinction for ESU. SLIM offers our largest master’s program and our only doctoral program, with student cohorts in Colorado, Oregon, and Utah as well as here in Kansas,” said Cordle. “We looked for a sterling academic record and proven leadership ability in our next SLIM dean, and in Wooseob Jeong we found exactly that. Wooseob’s experience and personal qualities make him the right person to help SLIM build on its success.”