Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,710,190 articles and books

Questia Media, Inc. Announces Stanley Chodorow as Vice President of Academic Affairs; Former Provost of the University of Pennsylvania to join Questia's Senior Management.

Business Editors & Education Writers

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2000

Questia Media, Inc. today named Stanley Chodorow Stanley Chodorow is a historian and former academic administrator. He was employed recently as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Questia Media [1]. Prior to that, Chodorow was at University of California, San Diego from 1968 to 1994, first as a professor of , Ph.D., as the company's Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Chodorow, a distinguished historian and university administrator as well as a leader in integrating Internet technologies into higher education higher education

Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art.
, will serve as the company's chief liaison to the higher education community. He will work with faculty and others in the academic community to promote Questia's services and to develop its strategy for serving and supporting academic programs. He will also serve as secretary to the Questia Advisory Council, which includes Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Harvard University Library The Harvard University Library system comprises about 90 libraries, with more than 15 million volumes. It is the oldest library system in the United States and the largest academic library system in the world.  Director Dr. Sidney Verba Sidney Verba is a political scientist who specializes in American and comparative politics. He is currently Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University and was director of the Harvard University Library from 1984 to 2007. .

Questia has created an online resource for academic research that it will launch in January 2001. The company aims to transform the way students do library research by providing an extensive online collection of books and journal articles together with a suite of search, bibliographic, and annotation tools. The Questia service will provide unlimited access to the materials in the Questia collection, which will contain 50,000 books and journal articles by early 2001 and will grow to approximately 250,000 items by 2003.

"We are elated to have Dr. Chodorow join our team," said Troy Williams, Questia founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "We believe Questia will become indispensable to many college students over the next few years. As such, we want to make sure Questia has a positive impact on learning and teaching processes and on the higher education community as a whole. Dr. Chodorow, who has more than 30 years of experience as a faculty member and administrator at major universities, will help us ensure that we do just that by representing the viewpoint of higher education professionals on our senior leadership team."

"I am very excited about what Questia is doing," Dr. Chodorow commented. "It is realizing the potential of the electronic environment for providing access to scholarly materials to students and teachers at all kinds of institutions. Questia will improve education for those on campus and make education possible for the growing number of students studying in distance education programs. Millions of students will benefit from Questia's service."

Dr. Chodorow has had a distinguished career both at the University of California, San Diego UCSD is consistently ranked among the top ten public universities for undergraduate education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.[3] It is a Public Ivy. [1] For graduate studies, most of UCSD's Ph.D. , where he served as Professor of History, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Arts and Humanities, and Associate Vice Chancellor vice chancellor  
n. Abbr. VC
1. A deputy or an assistant chancellor in a university.

2. A deputy to or a substitute for a head of state or an official bearing the title chancellor.

3.
 for Academic Planning and at the University of Pennsylvania (body, education) University of Pennsylvania - The home of ENIAC and Machiavelli.

http://upenn.edu/.

Address: Philadelphia, PA, USA.
, where he was Provost. Since leaving the University of Pennsylvania, he has been CEO of the California Virtual University, through which public and private institutions in California offered thousands of online courses and more than a hundred programs. He was also Special Associate to the President of the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States).  for Instructional Technology There are two types of instructional technology: those with a systems approach, and those focusing on sensory technologies.

The definition of instructional technology prepared by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology
. Concurrently, Dr. Chodorow has returned to teaching and will continue to teach part-time while serving Questia. In addition, Dr. Chodorow chairs the board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (1) The data and information assets of an organization, department or unit. See data administration.

(2) Another name for the Information Systems (IS) or Information Technology (IT) department. See IT.
 (Washington D.C.), is on the board of the Center for Research Libraries (Chicago), and has written extensively on the future of libraries and scholarship in the electronic age.

About Questia Media, Inc.

Founded in Houston in 1998, Questia Media, Inc. is building the first online service to provide unlimited access to the full text of hundreds of thousands of books and journals, as well as tools to enhance the use of these materials. For millions of college students, the Questia(SM) service will enable them to do research and use scholarly materials in their papers at any time from any connected corner of the world. Based in Houston, with approximately 300 employees, Questia is delivering on the true promise of the Internet by providing access to a wealth of human knowledge. Visit www.questia.com for more information and to receive a free one-month trial subscription.
COPYRIGHT 2000 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 4, 2000
Words:638
Previous Article:New Client Services and Creative Directors Ignite Expression Engines.
Next Article:HP to Provide Audio, Video Webcasts of Security Analysts Meeting.



Related Articles
Questia Media.
3 SEMIFINALISTS IN RUNNING FOR CSUCI PRESIDENCY.
CSUCI HOPEFUL IMPRESSED BY CAMPUS.
FOUR FINALISTS PICKED FOR TOP JOB AT CSUN; PRAISE, DISMAY GREET SELECTIONS.
Houston ISD expands its reach with Questia's Online Library: the 24/7 library where no book is ever "checked out".
Florida high school taps Questia classroom for CMS online tools: course management system linked to online library powers interactive learning...

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters