Bobby Schnabel, dean, IU School of Informatics and Computing, has announced that Anthony Faiola has accepted an appointment as executive associate dean (EAD) for the IUPUI portion of the School. The three-year term is effective July 1. Faiola, who has been serving as interim EAD, was selected as the outcome of an extensive national search.
”I am delighted that Tony Faiola will be the EAD for the IUPUI portion of the School of Informatics and Computing,” said Schnabel. “He emerged as the clear leading choice in the search process. His broad background, experience, dedication, strategic and people skills make him an excellent choice as EAD.”
Faiola will have responsibility for all teaching, research and community functions, as well as faculty and staff in the School. Currently, he also serves as director of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) program.
“During the past school year, we have made steady progress toward building a stronger, more sustainable School on the IUPUI campus,” explained Faiola. “I now have the opportunity to focus on the continued growth and stability of the School, as well as excellence in teaching, research, and civic engagement. I anticipate new and stronger collaborations with many schools on campus, and closer ties to the state’s business community to support Indiana’s economic development.”
An associate professor in informatics, Faiola holds several advanced degrees including a Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, in Communication, related to Media, Technology, and Society (2005); a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus (1979); and Master of Arts degrees from Ohio State University (1984) and State University of New York at Albany (1977). He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from State University of New York at New Paltz (1975).
Faiola’s research agenda includes the HCI domains of computer-mediated communication and medical informatics, addressing problems related to the impact of design and usability on the mutual shaping of cognition and social computing such as online media and gaming. A three-time Fulbright Scholar to Russia in communication, Dr. Faiola continues exploring the influence of culture on cognition and behavior in the design and use of new media.