Karen F. Gracy
School of Information
I am a full-time faculty member in the iSchool (formerly the School of Library and Information Science), where I teach and do research in the areas of digital preservation, archival studies, and cultural heritage informatics.
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (Assistant Professor, 2001-2007)
likes most about kent state university:
The community atmosphere at Kent State at the iSchool is infectious. We’re really passionate about delivering the best educational experience to our students, and doing research that is cutting-edge theoretically and relevant to practitioner concerns. We’ve gone through a lot of changes in how we teach and do research in the last decade, but our aspirations to help students enter and excel in the information field remain a constant.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
Kent State is a great place to work because it is supportive of its employees and through that support I’ve grown tremendously as a researcher and a teacher.
2001 PhD UCLA Library and Information Science
1995 MLIS UCLA Library and Information Science
1995 MA UCLA Film and Television (Critical Studies Program)
1991 BA UC Berkeley English and French
Choral singing; playing with my dog, Chica; Going out to movies, the symphony, and other musical events