Assistant Dean for Information Technology
- M.S., Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1990)
Doug Edmunds has served as assistant dean for IT since January 2007, after a long tenure at the UNC school of education, where he eventually served as its first IT director. Doug is a proud double Tar Heel, having earned his BA in English with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa ('90) and his MSIS from the school of information & library science ('07). He has become known as a thought leader in the area of legal technology and cloud computing and was one of two keynote speakers at the inaugural Clio Cloud Conference in 2013. His areas of professional interest include user interface design, virtual computing and the many ways in which technology is impacting the practice of law. He co-teaches a course in law practice technology for the law school and is an adjunct instructor at the school of information & library science.
Outside of work, Doug enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and most of all, making music. His past musical endeavors include the critically acclaimed power pop band, Gladhands, whose sophomore album, La Di Da, Billboard magazine described in a spotlight review as "a record whose wonders never cease." His current band, The Stars Explode, continues to record and play live in the Triangle region. Its next album is due out in fall 2016.