Cassell Assumes Associate Vice Provost Responsibilities

Will Step Down as HCII Director

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Justine Cassell, the Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and co-director of The Simon Initiative, has taken on additional responsibilities as the university’s Associate Vice Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact. She will step down as HCII director at the end of the academic year.

In an email to faculty, Provost Mark Kamlet said Cassell’s duties as associate vice provost will include strategy and outreach efforts related to the Global Learning Council as well as university-wide efforts that fall broadly within the area of human-computer interaction.

The Global Learning Council, chaired by President Subra Suresh, is a component of The Simon Initiative. The GLC is a distinguished group of thought leaders from across the globe who are committed to the use of science and technology to enhance learning. Read more about The Simon Initiative and the GLC at

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