University of Michigan
Jose-Marie Griffiths, PhD, is chief information officer of The University of Michigan, professor of information, and executive director of The University of Michigan Information Technology Division. As chief information officer, she is responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategic information technology plans for the University which enhance the University's distinction in teaching, research, administration, and public service. She is also responsible for the University's relationships with external organizations, including government, business, and industry, on all issues related to information technology. Griffiths is a full professor with tenure in the School of Information, where she teaches graduate classes in the areas of leadership, organizational development and information technology integration, especially related to libraries and information service providers. As executive director of the Information Technology Division, she leads the University's primary academic and administrative telecommunications, networking, computing, and infrastructure organization.
Griffiths is an internationally known information scientist, researcher, and teacher. In 1997, President Clinton nominated her for appointment to the United States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), and the U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment on July 31, 1997. Also in 1997, she was nominated and confirmed as a member of the Michigan Information Technology Commission. She is a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Computer Science and Telecommunications Board Committee on Information Technology Strategy for the Library of Congress.
Dr. Griffiths has taught at several British and U.S. universities. Before joining The University of Michigan, she was director of both the School of Information Sciences and the Center for Information Studies, University of Tennessee, where she also served as acting vice chancellor for Information Infrastructure. For ten years prior to her appointments at Tennessee, Griffiths was vice president of Information Systems: Planning, Design & Development for King Research, Inc., in Rockville, MD.
Griffiths has received numerous awards, including the Top 25 Women on the Web (WoW) Award (1999); Crystal Award of Distinction, Visionary Concept, National Communicator Awards, for her video "Knowledge Communities: Technology, Tradition, & Transformation in Higher Education," January, 1999; Outstanding Faculty member, University of Tennessee (1995-1996); Special Libraries Association special recognition for research (1995); Alice Rankin honored lecturer, Special Libraries Association (1994); Lazerow distinguished lecturer (1992 and 1997); American Society for Information Science Research Award (1990); OCLC distinguished lecturer, November 1986; Royal Society Research Fellowship in information science, 1977-79; University College, University of London, Honorary Research Fellowship in statistics and computer science, 1977-1979; and a British Library Research Fellowship, 1974-1977.