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Johannes Britz  


Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Office: 215 Chapman Hall
Phone: 414-229-4501
Fax: 414-229-2481
E-Mail: britz@uwm.edu

Johannes Britz is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Professor in the School of Information Studies, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA.  Prior to becoming the interim Provost (2010) and permanent Provost (2012), he served as Dean of the School of Information Studies (2005-2010) and also had the duty of 'double dean' by being appointed as the interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences in 2008-2009, while serving as the Dean of the School of Information Studies.

Dr. Britz holds two doctoral degrees from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and has also been appointed as Professor Extraordinary (a title used in South Africa for distinguished researchers) at the School of Information Technology at the same institution. He is co-editor of the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) and serves on the editorial board of a number of academic journals. He is a member of the advisory board of the International Research Foundation for Development and he is a member of national and international committees in Higher Education.  He is a member of the South African Academy for Science and Art.

Dr. Britz has broad international experience both as a researcher and consultant. Dr. Britz has a very specific interest in social justice and information poverty and works primarily in Africa on these topics. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scholarly publications. He has acted as a consultant for a number of African governments as well as private sector firms. He played a key role in the development of Information Ethics in Africa. In recognition of his work he was acknowledged as a finalist for the Ethics award by the World Technology Forum.