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Cliff Lampe appointed associate dean for academic affairs at UMSI

Thursday, 08/18/2022

A headshot of Cliff Lampe

Professor Cliff Lampe has accepted the position of associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Michigan School of Information. Interim Dean Elizabeth Yakel announced the position today, pending approval by the provost and the Board of Regents.

“I selected Cliff Lampe because of his superior ability to organize and execute large events and activities, such as revising the paper review process to enhance peer review for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Human-Computer Interaction and acting as the 2022 General Chair for the flagship ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI),” says Yakel. 

“I also have been impressed by the innovation he has shown in directing the Bachelor of Science in Information (BSI) program, such as the launch of the automotive UX course series and the BSI minors in social computing and UX research and design."

As associate dean for academic affairs, Lampe will focus on strategic planning as well as the operational aspects of keeping the school’s five academic programs running smoothly. 

“I’m incredibly enthusiastic about the academic programs at UMSI,” says Lampe. “I believe we are teaching valuable skills and perspectives for dealing with an increasingly information-dependent society. We are equipping students not just to be valuable additions to the workplace, but more importantly we are training them to be engaged community members and leaders. I’ve been a student, a graduate student instructor and a professor in these programs. I’m excited for this new role and expanding the quality of our academic programs moving forward.”

Cliff Lampe has worked in many service roles at the University of Michigan, including as director of the undergraduate program for the School of Information for the past several years. Lampe is committed to helping people use technology to create social good, and to have the university play a central role in civic, economic and social life. His research examines how the design of social media platforms is associated with both positive and negative social interactions.