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Erin Krupka reappointed as academic director of UMSI doctoral program

Tuesday, 10/18/2022

Associate professor Erin Krupka has been reappointed as academic program director of the University of Michigan School of Information doctoral program. Interim Dean Elizabeth Yakel made the announcement Tuesday.

Krupka, an experimental behavioral economist, joined the UMSI faculty in 2009. Her research identifies ways to motivate people to engage in behaviors that benefit the organization or community, and ways to modify community practice to achieve organizational shifts in values and culture.

“I am delighted to serve in this role and honored to have the opportunity to support our doctoral students and faculty in the coming years,” says Krupka. 

This is Krupka’s second three-year appointment as PhD program director. She was originally appointed by Dean Emeritus Thomas Finholt in February, 2019. 

"I am very pleased that Erin agreed to a second term as the academic program director of the doctoral program,” says Elizabeth Yakel, interim dean and C. Olivia Frost Collegiate Professor of Information.

“Over the past three years, Erin has worked strategically and carefully to solidify processes and oversee the curriculum for the PhD program. Furthermore, she has been a source of support for all our doctoral students, particularly during the pandemic. I know Erin will continue this strong leadership in her second term as PhD program director as well as strengthen the program and continue to serve as an advocate for our PhD students."

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