Wicks Named Editor of Journal of Religious and Theological InformationPosted Oct. 12, 2012
Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., associate professor and interim director of the School of Library and Information Science, has been named editor of the Journal of Religious and Theological Information.
Both international and pluralistic in scope, the Journal of Religious and Theological Information, published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis, encourages the publication of peer-reviewed research and scholarship in the field of library and information studies as it relates to religious studies and related fields, including philosophy, ethnic studies, anthropology, sociology and historical approaches to religion.
Wicks is director and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR), a research initiative of SLIS that was created in 2009 to examine how various institutions and agents of religion impact social knowledge through the use, dissemination and diffusion of information. He has published and presented numerous papers internationally, including his work on information seeking and seniors and on clergy and information behavior. In addition to a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario, Wicks holds a Master of Biblical Studies from London Baptist Seminary (now Heritage Theological Seminary), an M.A. in History from University of Guelph, and a B.A. in History from University of Winnipeg.The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University has the only American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree program in Ohio, offering courses in Kent, Columbus (State Library of Ohio) and through a fully online option. SLIS also offers a Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the College of Communication and Information. The school is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top 20 LIS graduate programs, with a youth librarianship program that is ranked 13th. It is one of the largest library schools in the country, with more than 650 students enrolled.