Charles Kratz

Charles E. Kratz

Dean of the Library and Information Fluency

Charles E. Kratz is dean of the library and information fluency at the University of Scranton, a position he has held since 1991. As an academic dean, he has administrative responsibility for the University’s Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and the Online Course Evaluation System. Prior to his current position, he was assistant dean of public services at the Hofstra University from 1985-1991. Kratz serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Scranton in the College of Arts and Sciences.

He received his bachelors of arts in history and his masters of arts in American history from the University of Notre Dame, and his masters of library science from the University of Maryland.

He is very active in national and regional library associations/organizations, having served in several leadership positions within the American Library Association, OCLC, PALCI and PALINET.

Interests and Expertise: Emerging technologies, Fundraising, Learning Commons, Information Literacy, Intellectual Property, Scholarly Communications, Writing, and Theater.