Pratt Institute has named Anthony Cocciolo, currently interim dean of Pratt Institute’s School of Information, as dean of the School of Information. His appointment will become effective on July 1, 2018.
Cocciolo has served as interim dean of the School of Information since July 2017. He joined the School of Information faculty in 2009, and was granted tenure in 2016. Before coming to Pratt, he served as Head of Technology for the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College.
“We are delighted to announce Anthony Cocciolo as dean of the School of Information. His research in the area of archives and digital preservation is an essential asset to students and faculty in a global information landscape that continues to change,” said Pratt Institute Provost Kirk E. Pillow. “Building on the School’s history of academic excellence, his collaborative approach and commitment to a dynamic, responsive learning environment will prepare our students to fulfill their potential and succeed in the information fields.”
Cocciolo’s research includes work on born-digital archiving, moving image and sound archiving, and LGBT archives. He is the 2018 recipient of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award given by the Society of American Archivists for his book, Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists, published in 2017. He holds EdD, EdM, and MA degrees in Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside.
“I am honored to have this tremendous opportunity to serve as dean in this exceptional community of students and educators,” said Cocciolo. “I am excited to work together with faculty to achieve the School’s vision and goals, and undertake a strategic plan in the next academic year to ensure that the School keeps moving forward.”