Brian Mathews

Associate Dean for Innovation, Preservation, and Access

As the associate dean of innovation, preservation, and access, Brian Mathews supervises and provides strategic direction for the sixteen faculty and staff in the departments of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, Data Management, Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Digitization and Archives & Unique Collections. This vital role brings together diverse departments that preserve unique materials, provide access to research, and innovate new methods for scholarship and information discovery.

Mathews comes to CMU from Virginia Tech, where he was associate dean for learning and outreach. In this role, he integrated library resources and services into new general education requirements, guided campus-wide initiatives for digital literacy, and managed over $6 million in library renovations. He participates in the Association for Research Libraries Leadership Fellows Program and is the author of “Encoding Space: Shaping Learning Environments that Unlock Human Potential.” He formerly wrote a blog for the “Chronicle of Higher Education” called “The Ubiquitous Librarian.