As director of the School of Humanities information technology workflow, Eric Granquist works to maximize advantages to the School of Humanities of participation in campus-wide information management strategies. He works to align internal School of Humanities workflows with campus-approved technology systems in order to further instructional and administrative goals such as compliance with emerging digital information policies and standards.
Working closely with leaders in Rice OIT, Public Affairs and other stakeholders, he consults with and advises the Humanities deans, faculty and administrative staff in setting technology-related priorities, enabling automation and collaboration, and embracing ongoing technological change generally. He provides context-sensitive support, training, and documentation on existing platforms including digital asset management and related storage systems and services, Web content management software, search optimization, and streaming media services, and helps to frame campus discussions of new requirements arising from practical use.
He investigates new technologies in anticipation of changes in campus systems and works to identify and address School of Humanities concerns within migration projects, so that technical developments in campus systems may be viewed more clearly within the School as opportunities for business process improvement. Performs project management and report generation tasks as needed to administer and accomplish these goals
In his spare time, Eric enjoys sea kayaking, canoeing, photography, and making things out of wood, metal, and composite materials.