The USC Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program has appointed Christopher Stewart as Interim Director. Stewart is an Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization at the USC Marshall School of Business and an MMLIS faculty member. Before joining USC, he was an associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University and served as Dean of Libraries at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Stewart is an experienced instructor and administrator and is very active in the field of librarianship. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Academic Librarianship and is the former editor-in-chief of World Libraries. His research has appeared in many publications, and he is the author of The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space, published by Association of College and Research Libraries. Stewart earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, his MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his MLIS from Dominican.
The USC MMLIS will soon launch an international search for the next permanent director of the program.