By Donna Yee (October 5, 2007)
Terrence A. Maxwell Named Chair of Information Studies
Professor Terrence A. Maxwell has been named chair of the Information Studies department. Maxwell joined the department in 2000 as an assistant professor, teaching courses on information policy and information management.
Maxwell earned a doctorate in public administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, where he had served as a research assistant professor in public administration before joining UAlbany's Department of Information Studies. He is also a faculty member for the Information Science doctoral program, where he researches topics such as information public domain, intergovernmental information sharing and management of information organizations.
Maxwell's involvement in the University extends beyond his department, to projects including the Intergovernmental Solutions Project in Rockefeller College and the U.S. InterPARES project on electronic records. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of Government Information Quarterly, which focuses on bridging theory and practice in government information management. He is the author or co-author of several reports and articles and more than 40 monographs.
Maxwell has served as executive director of the New York State Forum for Information Resources Management and eastern regional director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, also known as NASCIO. He has also served as a member of the UAlbany Senate and its Council on Library, Information Services, and Computing.
Maxwell has been involved in many projects related to health and welfare reform, public information management, and information policy. He has been a consultant at the national and international level, allowing him to aid the public sector in efficiently using information resources in order to better serve citizens.