This ECAR research bulletin highlights a special academic program at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies that has been developed with the express purpose of creating a new information professional: the cyberinfrastructure facilitator (CI-facilitator).
BiographyPaul Gandel is Professor of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Previously he served as Vice President for Information Technology and Services
at Syracuse University. As Chief Information Officer, Gandel was responsible for all
aspects of information technology and information services --computer
services, voice and data networking, instructional technology services,
business process improvement, and distance learning technology. During his tenure as CIO he was instrumental in modernizing the University's technology infrastructure and IT support services to ensure that SU remain competitive with the growing demands of providing high-quality information resources for research, teaching, and student learning environments. He was also responsible for initiating and developing the Green Data Center at Syracuse, one of the "greenest" data centers in the world.
Before coming to Syracuse University, Gandel was Vice Provost and Dean
of Libraries at University of Rhode Island, Gandel. Before Rhode
Island, Gandel was Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at
the Ohio University, Senior Director of Academic Computing and Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of North Texas,
Supervisor of the Computing Technology Group at Bell Laboratories, Head
of Media Services at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh,
and Director of the Research Library at the Visual Studies Workshop in
Rochester, New York. Gandel has made presentations and published on
topics related to the management of information systems, library
administration and services, software engineering, and visualization of
Gandel has made presentations and published on topics related to the management of information systems, library administration and services, software engineering, and visualization of information.
Dr. Gandel has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Syracuse University, an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.F.A. in Photography and B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.