We are pleased to welcome Rich Gazan http://www2.hawaii.edu/~gazan/ to the LIS Program. Dr. Gazan is the second “dual-culture hire.” ICS Chair Martha Crosby explained that such positions build on the interdisciplinary ties between Library and Information Science and Computer Science. Professor Luz Marina Quiroga was the university’s first hire between LIS and CS. These symbolize the growing interdependence of the two units on campus.
Dr. Gazan is a familiar face to many on campus. Rich came to Hawaii to earn an MLIS in 1998 before pursuing a Ph.D. at UCLA. He has a rich experience teaching there and at the University of Denver and over several summers at the University of Hawaii.