Division of Information Technology announces new staff
The Division of Information Technology recently announced the addition of several staff members.
Philip D. Moore returned to the University of South Carolina as the director of research cyberinfrastructure. He reports jointly to the vice president for information technology/chief information officer and the vice president for research.
He works with faculty and researchers to help define and execute the research mission of the university and is responsible for organizing and directing all aspects of research cyberinfrastructure, using current and emerging technologies to promote collaboration and improve productivity.
Moore has a long history with the university, having earned his doctorate in Geology, as well as both a master's and bachelor's in computer science from the university. He worked at the university for 15 years, prior to accepting a position as scientific computing manager of the computational sciences directorate for the Savannah River National Laboratory.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Moore has returned to the university in this new and vitally important role," said William Hogue, vice president for information technology and chief information officer. "I am confident that his work will broaden the research capabilities of the university, thus benefiting our community at large.”
Andrew Grimball also joined the Office of Information Technology staff as project coordinator. He is responsible for compiling, creating and maintaining content for the Office of Information Technology’s website. He participates in strategic planning and project development, and he coordinates meetings between information technology staff and other university departments to facilitate goals and share knowledge.
Grimball received a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Virginia and a master of library and information science degree from USC.
Finally, Michelle Foster will serve jointly as the public relations coordinator for the Division of Information Technology and University Technology Services. She is responsible for both internal and external communications efforts that support and promote the mission and goals of the division.
She works with faculty, staff and students across the university to broaden awareness of cutting-edge uses of technology and strengthen the technological services provided to the campus at large. She also strives to raise awareness of the innovative work completed by employees of the Division of Information Technology.
Foster is a graduate of USC's College of Journalism and Mass Communications and has more than 15 years of experience in the communications field.
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