Associate Professor Katherine Wisser Awarded Fellowship of the Society of American Archivists

Katherine Wisser, associate professor and director of the Archives Concentration and Archives Certificate, has been selected as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). This distinction is in recognition of outstanding contributions to the archives profession and the SAA’s highest honor. In addition to the leadership positions she has held within SAA, Wisser has written, presented, and taught updated archival standards, thus promoting widespread application.

“SLIS students and faculty are immensely proud of Kathy's recognition as the Fellow of the SAA,” says Sanda Erdelez, director of the School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS). “Her dedication and devotion to the archival profession are fully demonstrated in her teaching excellence, and in the multiple leadership roles she performs in the SLIS archival management concentration, ranked first in the nation.”

“It is such an honor to be considered amongst the luminaries of our profession,” says Wisser. “I was so honored even to be nominated and am thrilled to have been accepted. I have had strong mentors over the course of my career, and a wonderful field of colleagues that have made my work both challenging and rewarding. As an educator, I have been able to engage with the fresh perspectives of folks just entering the profession and with fellow professionals who keep my work relevant to what people are facing in repositories on the ground.”

This year, Wisser is stepping into a new role as associate director of the School of Library and Information Sciences. “Kathy Wisser is a leader in the field of archival standards and a tremendously accomplished teacher and mentor,” says College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences Dean Marie desJardins. “We are very fortunate to have a scholar, educator, and leader of Kathy's caliber at Simmons!”

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