Andrew Sears has been named dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Serving as a professor of research with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Sears is an expert in human-centered computing and information technology, with applications in universal accessibility, mobile computing, health information technologies, interface design and speech recognition.
“Andrew Sears brings with him an international reputation in human-centered computing research, a rich history for problem-solving, a commitment to empowering people to succeed and a passion to advocate for faculty, staff and, especially, students,” says Jeremy Haefner, RIT provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
Most recently, Sears served as the Constellation Professor of Information Technology and Engineering, professor and chair of information systems, and director of the Interactive Systems Research Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Sears succeeds Jorge Díaz-Herrera, who left RIT to become president of Keuka College in July.