H. Frank Cervone’s prior experience includes more than 20 years of leadership in developing systems and services that have helped to advance teaching and learning in higher education environments. Some of his major areas of interest include management of information technology and information organizations; accreditation in higher education; data analysis; the effect of social networks on innovation; and the use of library and information resources for advancing teaching and learning. The author of four books in applied information technology, multiple book chapters, and numerous articles, he writes a regular column in OCLC Systems and Services on digital project management.
He has taught at the graduate level in the areas of information technology, information and library science, business, and research methodologies and has served as an advisor on doctoral dissertation committees. Having experienced non-traditional, distance, and online learning from both sides as faculty and student, his understanding of these areas is very deep and rooted in practical (as well as theoretical) experience.
Dr. Cervone has chaired and served on external review panels for the Higher Learning Commission as well as the Office of Accreditation of the American Library Association. He is currently the chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards and Accreditation committee, the LITA (Library Information Technology Association) representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Agencies (IFLA), secretary of the IFLA IT Standing Committee, as well as a member of the Educause Midwest Annual Planning Committee.
He holds a MSEd with a specialization in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University, an MA with a specialization in Information Technology Management in Information Agencies from DePaul University, as well as a MBA in Information Systems and Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Management from Northcentral University.