Paul Gandel is a professor in the School of Information Studies. Previously he served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Syracuse University. As Chief Information Officer he was responsible for all aspects for information technology and information service–computer services, voice and data networking, instructional services, business process improvement, and distanc learning. During his tenure as CIO he was instrumental in modernizing the University’s technology infrastructure and IT support services to ensure that SU remain competitive with the growing demands of providing high-quality information resources for research, teaching, and student learning environments. He was also responsible for initiating and developing the Green Data Center at Syracuse, one of the “greenest” data centers in the world.
Before coming to Syracuse University, Gandel was Vice Provost and Dean of Libraries at University of Rhode Island. Before Rhode Island, Gandel was Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at the Ohio University, Senior Director of Academic Computing and Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of North Texas, Supervisor of the Computing Technology Group at Bell Laboratories, Head of Media Services at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Director of the Research Library at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has also done work internationally as a Senior Consultant and Interim CIO for Singapore Management University.
Gandel has made presentations and published on topics related to the management of information systems, library administration and services, software engineering, and visualization of information.
Dr. Gandel has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Syracuse University, an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.F.A. in Photography and B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Paul Gandel has done research on: Software engineering, Information networks, Cooperative computing environments, Computer-assisted instruction for teaching statistical concepts, Application of multimedia expert systems for teaching and problem solving.
He is currently conducting research cultural differences in IT leadership effectiveness.
Teaching areas include leadership for information professionals, management of information systems, information policy, and the visualization and organization of information.