Abebe Rorissa became the new Director of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on July 1, 2021.
Before assuming his current position, Rorissa was Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany. He also worked in Ethiopia, Lesotho, and Namibia as a lecturer and practitioner. He has published in leading journals such as JASIS&T, Information Processing & Management, and Government Information Quarterly. He was a member of the ASIS&T Board, its Executive Committee, & a recipient of the ASIS&T Watson Davis Award for Service and SIG Member of the Year Awards. As of November 2, 2021, he will be the President-Elect of ASIS&T.