Sam Burns

Sam Burns

Senior IT Manager; Information Commons


Sam Burns is the Senior IT Manager and Director of the Information Commons at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Sam's team plans, provisions, builds, and educates faculty, staff, and students on the technical infrastructure of the iSchool, the UT campus, and beyond. Sam has worked as an archivist, records manager, systems administrator, Web and communications manager, and human-computer interaction researcher in Florida and Texas. Sam is especially interested in the areas of universal design, open educational resources, and human-computer interaction.


MSIS the University of Texas at Austin School of Information 2004
B.S. History/Social Science, Florida State University 1996

Areas Of Specialization

Human-Computer Interaction
IT Governance
Information Security
Servers and Network Administration
Database Administration
Systems Analysis
IT and Higher Education
Universal Design