The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lance Strate BA, MA, PhD to the position of Executive Director of the Institute of General Semantics, effective March 15, 2008.
Dr. Strate, Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City, is internationally recognized for his intellectual leadership in the discipline of communication. He is one of the founders, and the current President of the Media Ecology Association, and also Past President of the New York State Communication Association. Lance has also been involved with the IGS as writer and lecturer, as well as long-time member of the IGS.
Dr. Strate has published and edited many books and numerous articles on the study of Media Ecology, the idea that technology and techniques, modes of information and codes of communication, play a leading role in human affairs and sociocultural phenomenon. His research in media environments includes the study of new technologies and digital media, including online communications and telephony, and the ensuing impact on language and symbolic communication.
Dr. Strate will continue his work at Fordham University while helping to further the mission of the Institute of General Semantics through his participation in a wide range of leadership duties, including program and membership development, fiscal administration, and the oversight of day-to-day operations of the Institute. In the spirit of time-binding, please join us in a warm welcome as Lance begins the work of IGS Executive Director.