Dean and Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
John Unsworth is Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with appointments as professor in GSLIS, in the department of English, and on the library faculty. He has also served as the first director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, and a faculty member in the English Department at the University of Virginia and at North Carolina State University. Unsworth has supervised research projects across the disciplines in the humanities and published widely on the topic of electronic scholarship. He attended Princeton University and Amherst College as an undergraduate, graduating from Amherst in 1981. He received a Master’s degree in English from Boston University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in 1988. In 1990, at NCSU, he co-founded the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, Postmodern Culture.