Dr. Anu Vedantham has served as the Director of the Weigle Information Commons at the Penn Libraries since 2007. She came to Penn from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where she directed the Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) for six years providing professional development for K-12 teachers. At Stockton, she also served as interim associate provost and as director of instructional technology. Her research on global warming has been recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a significant contribution to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. She served for two years as director of grants and community initiatives at Stafford Township school district. In the mid-90s, she served as program officer at the telecommunications opportunities program at the United States Department of Commerce.
She holds a doctorate in higher education management from Penn’s Graduate School of Education, a New Jersey Principal Certificate, a masters in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and her bachelors and masters in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).