The School of Information Management is very pleased to announce that Dr. Fiona Black has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective July 1, 2012. Since her arrival at the School of Information Management in 2001, Dr. Black has worked tirelessly to move the School forward, both in her capacity as a “regular” faculty member, and as former School director. Dr. Black teaches in two of the programs offered within the School of Information Management (the Master of Library and Information Studies and the Master of Information Management). The high quality of Dr. Black’s teaching is supported clearly by the glowing recommendations she has received from current and former students, as well by the consistently high SRI (student rating of instructor) scores that she has earned over the years. Dr. Black places a very high value on engaging students in the learning process, and is always innovative, flexible, and responsive to student needs.
Dr. Black’s scholarly activities are prodigious, timely, and innovative; more importantly, perhaps, is their positive impact on the discipline. Of particular note is the continued high quality of Dr. Black’s research productivity even when she carried a significant administrative load. Dr. Black typifies the Renaissance model of scholarly research in the true meaning of diversity and breadth of scope.
Dr. Black’s contributions to the School, the Faculty of Management, the University, and Information Management discipline and profession have been nothing short of exemplary. Dr. Black can always be counted on to work collaboratively and collegially in a large number of capacities, and to do so with good grace, humour, compassion, intelligence, and kindness. We at the School are fortunate to work with such a gracious, giving, collaborative, and generous colleague.
School of Information Management
Congratulations, Dr Black!
Well done Fiona!
That’s great news! Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion, Dr. B!
This is such fantastic news and so well deserved. Congratulations! Scott
Heather Castleden says
Way to go Fiona! – Heather (up in SRES)
Philip Rosson says
Richly deserved Fiona. You are an example to us all. Heart congrats!
Joyline Makani says
Congratulations Fiona! This is a wonderful and well deserved honor for you.
Kirsta Stapelfeldt says
Ken W says
Philip Mai says
Congratulations, Fiona! This is wonderful news. Another milestone.
Shannon Mason says
Anatoliy Gruzd says
Congratulations, Fiona! A well-earned promotion!!!
Robert Wooden says
Congratulations Fiona! It has always been such a pleasure to work with you and the MLIS and MIM students are lucky to count you as one of the wonderful Professors available to them in their programs.
Ken A says
Congratulations Dr. Black! Your promotion is very well-deserved.
Kira McGann says
Congratulations, Dr. Black!
Sarah Gladwell says
Congratulations Fiona! All the best.
Congratulations Dr. Black! This is very well deserved!
Rebekah McCallum says
Congratulations! Excellent news.
JoAnne Akerboom says
Congratulations Fiona – you deserve this promotion! Best wishes for continued success in your career.
Jackie M. says
Wonderful news Fiona, and so well deserved.
Greg Hayward says
Congratulations Dr. Black! Well deserved. Best wishes for the future.
Congratulations, very well deserved and I was very pleased to hear. All the best.
Megan Fitzgibbons says
What fantastic news for the school. Congratulations, Dr. Black!
Jennifer Charney says
Take a well-earned bow. Congratulations Dr. Black!
Congratulations Dr. Black. You deserve this opportunity.
Chantal de Medeiros says
Congratulations Dr. Black! You have a truly amazing spirit. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all!
Nancy R-Eisener says
Congratulations Fiona! I’m very happy for you. May this be a dream-come-true experience for you. Blessings!
Sharon Munro says
Just heard the news, Fiona. Congratulations – richly deserved!
Deborah Hicks says
Very well deserved! Excellent news for SIM, Dalhousie, and Fiona! Yet one more reason to proudly call myself a SIM alum.
Rick Fullerton says
Wonderful to hear the news! Congratulations Fiona!
Paul Brown says
Richly deserved Fiona.
Mark DeWolf says
Terrific news, Fiona. Hope you celebrate this well-deserved honour in some appropriate manner.
Congratulations Dr. Black!
Margie Muise says
Congratulations Fiona! Wonderful news and well deserved!
Barbara Maynard says
Congratulations Fiona, well deserved
Becky Thomson says
Very happy to hear this! Congratulations! Well deserved!
Charles B says
Congratulations Fiona! This is a well deserved promotion indeed!
Just wanted to add my heartfelt congrats too!
Ruthmary Macpherson says
Carolyn Catton says
Way to go, Mum! Nice to see such kind and supportive things about you 🙂
Charla Chebl says
Congratulations Dr. Black! You were one of the best professors I have ever had.
Sarah Visintini says
Congratulations Dr. Black!
Robert Martel says
Congratulations, Dr. Black!
Yassmin Falahatchian says
A standing ovation for you, Dr. Black! You’re a great person and one of the best professors I have ever had. I’m so happy for you.
I am so happy for you. You are truly a remarkable lady. Congratulations!
Larry Smith says
Susan Brooks, MLIS '06 says
Congratulations on your well-deserved promotion, Dr. Black! From the first moment I met you in your role as Director, I instantly felt part of the SIM family. You are not only brilliant, but also thoughtful and compassionate. You are a wonderful role model and mentor to your students.
Donna Bourne-Tyson says
Congratulations Fiona — I agree with the 48 comments above — well deserved recognition of your many, many contributions to Dal and the field of information management!
Rachel DeWolf-Swetnam says
Well done, Fiona! We’re all delighted to see you and your work recognized in this way. Congratulations on this latest step in your illustrious career.
Shanna Balogh says
Congratulations Fiona. Well deserved. We’ll be expecting more great things from you now!!