Faculty Emeriti

Join us in honoring iSchool Faculty Emeriti, retired SU faculty who have been honored upon retirement for their past and expected future contributions to SU and to their fields of study.

Robert Benjamin

Robert Benjamin

Professor Emeritus

Bob's interests are the management of information technology-enabled change, strategic application of information technology, the evolution of information infrastructures and the societal implications of information technology. He was a Visiting Research Associate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is engaged in research activities at MIT's Center for Information Systems Research, and Management in the 90's Program. Bob also has a consulting practice in strategic management of information technology. He retired at the end of 1988 from Xerox where he was a manager of Strategic Planning for the Corporation's Information Systems function. Bob had been with Xerox since 1971, during which time he held positions in all facets of information systems management.

Susan Monica Bonzi

Susan Monica Bonzi

Professor Emerita

Susan's research interests center on bibliometric, image retrieval, and linguistics applications in information science. She teaches in the area of information presentation and computer programming. ;If you would like to speak with her regarding the courses she teaches, she can be contacted at the above address and phone. Susan received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Antje Lemke

Antje Lemke

Professor Emerita

Lemke earned a master’s degree at Syracuse University and was then hired as the art and music librarian. Lemke’s transition to teaching started as a favor, when she volunteered to cover the classes of a fellow librarian. She went on to become a professor and was a member of the School of Information Studies faculty for more than 25 years. She also served as interim dean in 1964.

Robert Oddy

Robert Oddy

Professor Emeritus

Robert Oddy was a university teacher and researcher in the field of Information Science. Oddy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham, England.  Computing has been a part of both my Oddy's graduate education and my work ever since. I have a Master of Science degree from Durham in Computing and a Ph.D in Information Retrieval from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Oddy taught college students at all levels, and contributed quite a few research papers to the academic literature on Information Retrieval. Oddy resigned from his Full Professorship at Syracuse University in May 1997 to devote himself to creating stained glass art.

Gisela von Dran

Gisela von Dran

Professor Emerita

Gisela Von Dran is a former Director of the Master of Science in Library and Information Science Program; she has also taught management courses at the graduate level as well the freshmen gateway course.  She has conducted research on the management of information based organizations, information interfaces, and quality web design. Gisela received her Ph.D in Public Administration at Arizona State University.