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John Unsworth

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Appointed By: Barack Obama
Date of Appointment: Mon, 2013-08-05
Term Expiration: Tue, 2016-01-26

John Unsworth is Dean of Libraries, University Librarian, and Professor of English at the University of Virginia.  From 2012-2016, he served as Vice-Provost for Library and Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis University.  From 2003-2012, Mr. Unsworth served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Before joining the University of Illinois, he served as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and was a faculty member in the English Department at the University of Virginia.  He is the co-founder of Postmodern Culture, a peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities.  Mr. Unsworth received a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.A. from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.