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Geneva Henry

Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation
Department
Senior Leadership Team

In her position as the dean of libraries and academic innovation (GWLAI), Geneva Henry is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all operations of the GW Libraries, the Instructional Core, Academic Commons, the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, and the online education programs at GW. Together, these areas provide the core academic support that enable research and education success at GW. GWLAI staff and librarians work together across these areas to accomplish the university’s mission, creating a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged GW community.

Before coming to GW, Geneva was the executive director for Rice University's Digital Library Initiative. And her career prior to Rice includes 18 years of applied research and development in digital libraries, text search, natural language processing, expert systems, and complex systems integration at IBM, TRW, and the RAND Corporation. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Los Angeles, a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington.

Office location
Gelman 709C
Phone number
Areas of expertise
Libraries, online programs, teaching and learning