Julio Arauz (Ph.D. Information Science, ’04) has been appointed as the new director of the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies at Ohio University. Housed within the university’s Scripps College of Communication, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information and telecommunication systems. The McClure School recently merged with Ohio University’s Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab and has begun including augmented and virtual reality and game design in its curriculum.
Arauz earned his Ph.D. in Information Science at SCI in 2004 and began teaching at Ohio University in 2009. His research interests include wireless communications, the Internet of things, and the use of technology for social good in urban and rural settings. He will assume the directorship on July 1.
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