On June 30, 2011, Dr. William DeLone will step down as planned as Interim Executive Director of the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning (CTRL). Following a postponed and well-deserved sabbatical, Dr. DeLone will return to the Department of Information Technology and to the Center for Information Technology and the Global Economy in the Kogod School of Business.
Since joining CTRL in July 2009, Dr. DeLone played the key leadership role in the expansion of the center’s support of AU faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Under Dr. DeLone’s direction, CTRL took a leading role in developing AU’s academic emergency preparedness plan, advancing the online teaching program, establishing Academic Multimedia Services, introducing the Entre Faculty Series for new faculty and leadership sessions for new chairs and directors, and overseeing the transition to Blackboard 9. Dr. DeLone has also been engaged significantly in coordinating the High Performance Computing project, planning for the new faculty portal, and piloting a virtual computer lab.
Dr. DeLone brought to the position over two decades of distinguished experience as a professor and faculty-administrator at American University. His ability to work collaboratively across the university and his unfailing work toward the improvement of our academic community has been evident in all of his endeavors and in his directorship of CTRL. Please join me in expressing our deep appreciation to Dr. DeLone for his leadership.
This semester, an internal search will be conducted for a half-time director for CTRL. The new director will be selected from the pool of American University’s tenured senior faculty and will begin in June 2011.