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Hans Kruse named McClure School director

May 12, 2014

Hans Kruse named McClure School director

ATHENS, Ohio (May 12, 2014)—Dr. Hans Kruse, a faculty member of the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems Management at Ohio University since 1991, will return as director of the school, a position he previously held from 1996 to 2000. The appointment is effective July 1.

“Hans has distinguished himself as a leader in his field, and also someone who builds bridges for us to others,” said Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth. “Whether it be colleagues at NASA or the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Russ College, Hans has helped our college build relationships with other programs that will benefit our students and faculty for years to come.”

In addition to his prior appointment as director of the school, Kruse has also served as chief operating officer for the GRID Lab and as interim associate dean for the Scripps College of Communication.

“Hans’ experience as an administrator in the College is also very important—I am excited to have his perspective be part of our deliberation on where the Scripps College will go in coming years.”

Kruse’s areas of interest include data communications protocols, network performance, satellite communication and telemedicine (eye movement tracking), and he is widely published. Kruse managed the Ohio Consortium for Advanced Communications Technology, which controlled and operated the NASA-owned ACTS satellite at Ohio University from 2000 to 2003.

Prior to joining the Ohio University faculty, Kruse worked as a consultant, researcher and scientist in both the U.S. and Germany. He completed his undergraduate study in 1976 at Christian Albrechts Universität, in Kiel, West Germany, and earned both a Master of Science degree in physics with a minor in electrical engineering in 1978 and a doctorate degree in theoretical nuclear physics in 1979 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

The McClure School is one of only a few academic programs in the nation that concentrate on producing business-savvy, technologically knowledgeable telecommunication professionals. In 2008, the Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems program was named a Program of Excellence by the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association. In 2010, the school’s undergraduate degree program earned the honor.

To learn more about the McClure School, visit http://www.itsohio.net/.