New Director of the Office of Instructional Resources
Chuck Frazier, Vice Provost for Information Technology
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Fedro Zazueta as the new director of OIR. Dr. Zazueta officially began his new duties on Jan. 1, 2002 succeeding Dr. Sue Legg who had served as OIR director from 1995 to 2001.
Dr. Zazueta began his career at UF in 1982 as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1989 and promoted to professor in 1993. From 1989, he has also served as adjunct professor of Agricultural Engineering at UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil and from 1992; he has served in that role at the Universidad de Concepcion, Chillan, Chile. In 1997, Dr. Zazueta was recruited to serve as director of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Information Technologies Office, a position he held until 2001. A nationally and internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Zazueta is author of numerous research and extension publications including books and software. He is particularly well known for his work on computer aided design and management of water resource systems and for his creative applications of technology in traditional and distance education.
Under Dr. Zazueta’s direction, the Office of Instructional Resources will continue its focus as a resource for the instructional and research needs of faculty. Not too surprisingly, those needs have been more and more concentrated on technology. Recognition of this will be reflected in the name change from the Office of Instructional Resources to the Office of Academic Technology. This name change will be effective immediately.