Kazmer accepts new role as iSchool’s associate director

Dr. Michelle Kazmer
Dr. Michelle Kazmer

Associate professor Michelle Kazmer accepted the new role of associate director at Florida State University’s School of Information effective May 8.

In the position, Kazmer will assist School of Information Director Kathleen Burnett with administrative operations, and her responsibilities will evolve over time to meet the needs of the school. Initially she will focus on student orientation, advising, course rotation and schedule, in addition to her teaching and research responsibilities as a faculty member.

“Kathy Burnett has a long history at Florida State both as a faculty member and an administrator,” Kazmer said.  “I’m excited to learn from her and find out what it means to be an administrator within the school and college. Of course, you have not only to look inward, but you also have to look onward and upward and throughout the iSchool community to make sure what we’re doing continues to be as forward-looking.”

Kazmer joined Florida State’s iSchool faculty in 2002 and will be promoted to Professor effective this fall.  She also holds a courtesy faculty appointment at the Florida State University College of Medicine in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine and is affiliated with the Florida State University Institute for Successful Longevity.

“It’s a good opportunity to take the things I’ve learned as a faculty member teaching and conducting research, and through years of service inside the school and university, and see how they work for the whole school,” Kazmer said.

Kazmer earned her doctorate from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her MLS is from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.