Meghan Harper, PhD, became the new director of Kent State University’s School of Information (iSchool), effective July 1, 2021. Harper acted as interim director for the iSchool over the past academic year, a year of great uncertainty and uncharted waters due to the pandemic. “Dr. Harper provided exemplary leadership and service to the iSchool this past year, made exponentially more complicated and challenging by the pandemic. She is kind, thoughtful and a collaborative colleague who is an effective advocate for the School’s programs, faculty, staff and students,” Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information, said. “Along with her impressive academic record, she brings previous administrative experience and strong institutional knowledge to this important position. I am excited for the future of the iSchool under Dr. Harper’s leadership.”
Prior to joining Kent State, Harper held administrative positions in K-12 public schools. Since joining the faculty in 2001, Harper led the school library media concentration, and was the MLIS graduate coordinator for the School.
Harper holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, master's in library science (with K-12 Library Media Certification), and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education (with K-8 certification), all from Kent State University.
Read more on the Kent State iSchool website.