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Diana Ascher

Director, Information Studies Lab/Digital Instructional Support Librarian
Diana Ascher
Diana Ascher

GSE&IS 102A
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

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Diana Ascher
Director, Information Studies Lab/Digital Instructional Support Librarian

Diana L. Ascher works at the intersection of information practice and policy. She is the director of the IS Lab at UCLA and founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute, which bridges information studies research and praxis through accredited programming for data and information workers. As senior advisor on Data Ethics and responsible AI to the EDM Council, Dr. Ascher helps ensure the world’s leading organizations develop ethical data management policies and practices.

Previously, Dr. Ascher gained expertise in data and knowledge management, custom-publishing technologies, and financial communication and literacy at American Funds and Bloomberg, and as the manager of distance learning at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Early in her career, she wrote for the Durham Herald-Sun, the Charlotte News & Observer, and WTVD News.

Dr. Ascher earned a Ph.D. in information studies at UCLA; an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University; and a B.A. in Public Policy with concentrations in journalism and international policy from Duke University as a recipient of the Benjamin N. Duke Leadership Scholarship.

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  • Ph.D., Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.B.A., Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A., Public Policy with concentrations in journalism and international policy, Duke University