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Dean , Information science educator

Ronald Eugene Wyllys, American information science educator, dean. Member of American Library Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Texas Library. Association Unitarian, Association Library and Information Science Education, American Statistical Association, American Society Information Science.

Background

Wyllys, Ronald Eugene was born on May 14, 1930 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Son of Rufus Kay and Eugenia (Dunsmore) Wyllys.

Education

Bachelor, Arizona State University, 1950. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1950—1952. Postgraduate, American University, 1953—1957.

Postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1957—1959. Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1959—1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1974.

Career

Mathematician Department Defense, Washington, 1954—1959. Associate in mathematics George Washington University, 1954—1959. Associate information retrieval Planning Research Corporation, Los Angeles, 1959—1961.

Computer system specialist Systems Development Corporation, Santa Monica, 1961—1966. Chief system analyst University Libraries, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1966—1969, lecturer computer science department, 1966—1972. Assistant professor to professor Graduate School Library and Information Science, University Texas, Austin, since 1972, acting dean to dean, 1982—1990.

Consultant in field; Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1948-1949, 1952-1954.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: National Document Handling Systems for Science and Technology, 1967. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

Membership

Member of American Library Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Texas Library. Association Unitarian, Association Library and Information Science Education, American Statistical Association, American Society Information Science.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Opera, birdwatching.

Connections

Married Jean Mary Graham, November 2, 1957 (divorced 1988). Children: A. Erika, Ramakrishna Graham, Athala Lucy, Kaila B. Married Martha E. Richardson, September 1, 1989.

father:
Rufus Kay Wyllys

mother:
Eugenia (Dunsmore) Wyllys

spouses:
Jean Mary Graham

Martha E. Richardson

children:
A. Erika Wyllys

Ramakrishna Graham Wyllys

Athala Lucy Wyllys

Kaila B. Wyllys