Ronald Danielson

B.A. Mathematics, (summa cum laude), University of Minnesota, Duluth
M.S. Mathematics, Northwestern University
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Office: Orradre Library 129 (in the Reference Room)

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I have been Chief Information Officer since July, 2000. In that role, I lead the Information Services organization in providing academic and administrative computing, networking and telecommunication, web, instructional technology, and library services. Information Services is composed of three groups: Information Technology, Media Services, and Orradre Library.


The most strategically significant activity for Information Services is planning (and soon, we hope, building) a new Library for the 21st Century. The new Library symbolizes the blending of traditional components of a humanistic education with the new opportunities provided by information technology.  The library will be an intellectual hub on campus, a destination spot for students, faculty and staff, where they can access information resources, get assistance in using those resources, and enjoy work spaces that meet the needs of both private study/research and group collaboration. It will also bring together in one physical location the various components of IS. We have just completed an Automated Retrieval System, which will become an integral part of the new Library when it is built. The ARS provides extremely dense storage for up to 900,000 volumes of lesser-used materials from the Library holdings.


Other major initiatives in IS include expanding access to administrative information through Santa Clara’s ECampus portal, and exploiting technology to enhance learning and teaching for students and faculty.


Interests in: the impact of information technologies on organizations, Web-based educational tools, human-computer interaction

Recent papers:
Thinking Styles of North American IT Executives, Proceedings of the Third Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference, New York, June 23 – 25, 2002

A CEOs-Eye View of the IT Function, Business Horizons, Vol. 41, No. 1, January-February 1998, pp. 65-74

 Java-based Instructional Materials for Introductory Logic Design Courses, Proceedings of 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, October 18 – 20, 2000

Curriculum Evolution: Integration of Web-based Resources, Tutorial Software, and Commercial Design Tools, Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education, Ostrava-Prague, Czech Republic, August 10 – 14, 1999

Stimulating Introductory Engineering Courses with Java, Frontiers in Education 98, November 4 - 7, 1998
Web-Based Enrichment Courseware for Introductory Engineering Students, IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, May 27 - 30, 1998
Work in Progress: Learning Styles, Media Preferences, and Adaptive Education, Workshop on Adaptive Systems and User Modeling on the World Wide Web, UM97, June 2 - 5, 1997
Adaptive Interaction through WWW, ED-TELECOM 96, June 17 - 22, 1996


I haven’t taught since Fall 2000. The courses that I had taught most recently before that included

Coen 001, Understanding Digital Technologies
Coen 171, Programming Languages
Coen 396, Human-Computer Interaction

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