Dean, University Libraries
Peggy V. Helmerich Chair
Associate Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research
Telephone: (405) 325-2611
Fax: (405) 325-7550
Rick Luce, a seasoned librarian who has served the National Science Foundation on four BLue Ribbon panels, has begun serving as Dean of the University of Oklahoma Libraries and Associate Vice President for Research. Luce was formerly Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at Emory university and before that was Director of Libraries at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He fills the OU position being vacated by longtime OU library dean Sui Lee, who served as Dean of University Libraries more than 30 years.
Luce holds numerous advisory and consultative positions supporting library information technologies and scholarly communications. He was a member of the National Academies Committee on Assuring the Integrity of Research Data in an Era of E-Science. He currently serves on the DataONE external advisory board, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition's Steering Committee, and Stanford's University Library and Academic Information Resources Advisory Council.
Luce earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of San Diego, master's degree in public administration from San Diego State university and master's degree in library and information science from the University of South Florida.