Knox and Pintar named CITL Faculty Fellows

Emily Knox
Emily Knox, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Judith Pintar
Judith Pintar, Teaching Associate Professor and Acting BS/IS Program Director

Associate Professor and BS/IS Program Director Emily Knox and Teaching Associate Professor Judith Pintar have been named Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) Faculty Fellows. This new program, which is supported by the Office of the Provost, "draws upon Fellows' unique perspectives and academic interests to assist CITL staff in identifying faculty needs and reducing barriers to participation in CITL programs, workshops, and events."

Knox, the iSchool's 2019-2020 Centennial Scholar, serves on the boards of the Freedom to Read Foundation, Beta Phi Mu, Association for Information Science & Technology, and National Coalition Against Censorship. Her research interests include information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, and the intersection of print culture and reading practices. She received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and her MS from the iSchool at Illinois.

Pintar's research interests include digital storytelling, game studies, and the development of interactive and narrative AI. She serves as director of Games @ Illinois: Playful Design for Transformative Education, a project funded by the Provost’s Investment for Growth program; it is an initiative of Playful by Design, which began as an interdisciplinary research cluster of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and is now sponsored by Informatics Programs. Prior to joining the iSchool, she served as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and as a visiting assistant professor in Sociology, where she earned her PhD.

The CITL Faculty Fellowship will run from September 2019 to August 2020. 

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