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Deans named for science and computing colleges

Following extensive national searches, deans have been named for RIT’s College of Science and B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. They are Ian Gatley, College of Science, and Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, Golisano College.

Gatley served the past year as interim dean for the College of Science. He came to RIT in 1997 as the director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

Ian Gatley Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera

Gatley established an international reputation as a researcher and project manager in the field of astronomy, first with the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope at Hilo, Hawaii, from 1979 to 1986, and then with the National Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucson, Ariz., from 1986 to 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from California Institute of Technology and a B.S. in physics from the University of London in England.

Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera began his duties as dean of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences on July 15. He previously served as department head for the department of computer science at Southern Polytechnic State University in Georgia. He also has served since 1998 as director for the Yamacraw project to establish a center of excellence in embedded computing in the State of Georgia.

Before going to SPSU, Diaz-Herrera served two years (1996-98) at Monmouth University in New Jersey as chair of the software engineering department. From 1992 to 1996 he was a senior member of the technical staff at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and has served as a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon.

He holds an undergraduate degree in systems analysis from the Universidad Centro Occidental in Venezuela, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in computer studies from the University of Lancaster in England.