Kevin Trainor will address the prompt: Given the current challenges and trends in information sciences, tell us how you are prepared to help our school's programs grow and thrive?
Trainor has taught at the iSchool since the Summer 2008 semester. As an adjunct senior lecturer, he teaches Foundations of Information Processing, Database Design and Prototyping, Application Development Using Web Frameworks, Systems Analysis and Design, and Project Management. In addition to his teaching at the iSchool, he teaches full-time as a senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS). At SOIS, he teaches Introduction to Systems Analysis, Senior Capstone, Introduction to Application Development, Database Information Retrieval Systems, User-Centered Interaction Design, XML for Libraries, and Introduction to Information Science. From 2009-2011, he worked full-time as assistant director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS). In addition to his administrative duties at CIRSS, he was the project coordinator for four research/education development projects: Data Curation Education Program for the Humanities, Data Curation Education Program, Open Annotation Collaboration, and Data Conservancy. He also served as the coordinator for the CIRSS Seminar Series and the E-Research RoundTable. He has a consulting and training practice named Ligent, in which he consults and trains on information science, information technology, project management, systems analysis, and systems development. He started this practiced in 2002 and his current involvement is limited by his substantial commitments to both Illinois and UWM. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Managmement Institute. He has an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a PA in philosophy from Rutgers University.
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