The Syracuse University School of Information Studies is pleased to announce the addition of James Powell ’08, G’11 to its staff. Powell began August 2 in his new role as instructional technology analyst for the iSchool.

Powell will be responsible for the delivery of quality lab experiences within the iSchool environment. This includes consulting with faculty members on lab creation, support, and delivery. He also manages the 15 student staff members who monitor and maintain existing labs.

He will also be responsible for evaluating and designing future technology labs, improving lab scheduling, and finding innovative ways to support the technology needs of iSchool faculty, staff, and students. He reports to IT Services Director Roger Merrill.

Powell gained experience for this full-time position while he was a student, serving as a graduate assistant, lab manager, and IT Services intern at the iSchool.

“Having been a student of the Syracuse iSchool for the past four years, it is my goal, as the instructional technology analyst, to apply my knowledge in process improvement, management, and information systems to facilitate growth within the iSchool,” Powell said.

Powell is expected to graduate in December with an M.S. in Information Management and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security Management, and in the spring with an M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management and a Certificates of Advanced Study in Information Systems and Telecommunications Management. He also earned a B.S. in Information Management and Technology at the iSchool in 2008.