Karl Fast Joins the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management Faculty at Kent State University

23 Jun 2007 - 1:29pm
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Thomas J. Froehlich

Karl V. Fast has accepted a position of Assistant Professor in the
Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program at
Kent State University (http://iakm.kent.edu). He will begin his
teaching and research at the Kent campus Fall 2007.

A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Western Ontario, Karl Fast is
completing his degree requirements in Library and Information
Science. His dissertation work highlights his expertise in the areas
of information architecture, information usability and engineering,
digital libraries, and ubiquitous computing. His research interests
concern how interaction with different forms of information,
especially visual representations, can support knowledge activities
and lead to processes that are closely aligned with user tasks,
information and work content, and representational form.

Karl Fast has been awarded numerous scholarships and teaching awards
including the Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence from the
University of Western Ontario. His list of publications and
presentations are extensive. They include publications in such
journals as the Journal of Digital Information and the Canadian
Journal for Information and Library Science, presentations at and
proceedings publications with the Information Architecture Summit and
the American Society for Information Science and Technology and
industry conference presentations at Intranets and Intracom, among many others.

He is an active member of the Information Architecture Institute, of
which he is a founding member, and the American Society for
Information Science and Technology. He is also active with the
annual Information Architecture Summit, where he has spearheaded the
research track.

Kent State University is pleased to have him join the faculty and is
looking forward to his facilitation of the vibrancy of the IAKM program.

Thomas J. Froehlich, Ph.D., Professor and Director
Master's Program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
316 Library
Kent State University
Kent OH 44242-0001


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