Dr. Abebe Rorissa

University of Tennessee Knoxville

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University of Tennessee Knoxville


Dr. Abebe Rorissa is Professor and Director of the School of Information Sciences and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before his current position, he was Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, SUNY. He also worked in Ethiopia, Lesotho, and Namibia as a lecturer and practitioner and consulted for academic institutions, national governments, and international organizations on various topics including information and communication technologies as well as information organization. He has published extensively in leading international journals such as the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology - JASIS&T, Information Processing & Management, and Government Information Quarterly. He is the President-Elect, member of the Executive Committee of the ASIS&T Board, and a Distinguished member of ASIS&T. He was a member of the ASIS& Board and its Executive Committee, and a recipient of the ASIS&T Watson Davis Award for Service and SIG Member of the Year Awards.