Tom Mackey Named Vice Provost for Academic Programs
By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange
June 25, 2015
Thomas Mackey has been named vice provost for academic programs, effective Monday, June 22. Mackey has served in the role of interim vice provost for the past several months, taking on the leadership role for projects such as the course catalogue initiative. Prior to that, he was dean of the Center for Distance Learning, from 2011 to 2014.
“I look forward to his becoming a central part of the leadership team in the Office of Academic Affairs and the college on a permanent basis,” said Provost Alfred Ntoko, announcing the appointment.
“I appreciate this opportunity to serve as vice provost for academic programs and look forward to our continued work together, as we design innovative and flexible programming to meet the needs of our learners,” Mackey said.
Mackey is the author/co-author of numerous books, including, "Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners," "Teaching Information Literacy Online," "Collaborative Information Literacy Assessments: Strategies for Evaluating Teaching and Learning," "Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy," "Information Literacy Collaborations That Work" and, under contract, "Metaliteracy in Practice."
He holds a Ph.D. in Writing, Teaching and Criticism, an M.A. in English and a B.A. in Communications, all from the University at Albany; and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Hudson Valley Community College.