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David Seaman is Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University, and interim Dean of the School of Information Studies (May 2019 onwards). Prior to coming to Syracuse in 2015 he held library leadership positions at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), The Digital Library Federation (Washington, DC), and the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA).
He has presented and published extensively in the fields of humanities computing, XML text encoding, and digital libraries, and for many years taught at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. Dean Seaman holds BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of East Anglia, the University of Connecticut, and Simmons College (now Simmons University) respectively.
Recent research has focused on collaborative leadership in the information professions, and on institutional repositories. Across his career he has received several million dollars in project funding from sources including the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.