Brian L Atkinson

About Brian L Atkinson

Brian has worked the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona for nearly two decades and served in a variety of roles ranging from assistant dean, director, manager, analyst to lecturer.  The majority of his career he built and managed the colleges' technical services group as well as developing college facilities and managing renovation and construction projects in over 175,000NASF of college property.  Brian's goal was to turn a number of turn of the century (20th) buildings into spaces that supported and promoted state-of-the-art research.  
Currently Brian is a Lecturer in the School of Information Resources & Library Sciences where he has taught for more than a decade in both traditional classroom and online environments. He has also co-developed and taught a course supporting new undergraduate students for the college. 
Prior to working for the dean, he worked as an analyst in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute and for the University of Arizona Police Department.  He is a veteran of the US Navy, being honorably discharged after serving as a navigator in the late 1980's and during the first Gulf War.
Brian is a member of the Educause Quarterly Review editorial committee and has attended both the Educause Management and Leadership Institutes.     

Areas of Study

Brian's graduate work is in Information Science, where he studies the impact of language in position postings and professional literature and the role of higher education information executives.

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Contact Information

Brian L Atkinson
Telephone: 520-626-3909
Office: SIRLS #4
Office Hours: Tuesday 3-3:30 (and after class), Thursday 6:6:30 (and after class) & by appointment

Dissertation Title

Leadership in AAU & ARL Institutions: The Impact of Language in Position Postings and Professional Literature on Information Executives.

Courses Taught

Great Ideas of the Information Age (ISTA 100)
Ethics in a Digital World (ISTA 161)
Success Skills for the Social Sciences (SBS 197a)
Network Security Principles (NETV 371)
Application and Theory of Network Administration (NETV 372)
Routing: Theories and Applications (NETV374)
Advanced Routing and WAN Technologies (NETV 375)
Communication Technology (Comm 209)
Human Centered Information Techologies (Comm311)
Images: Past, Present, and Future (ISTA 352)
Human Factors of information systems (IRLS 575)
Research Methods (IRLS 506)
Introduction to Information Technologies (IRLS 571)
Decision-Making for Library & Information Professionals (IRLS 613)


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences