Blythe Scherrer - Assistant Director - Information Systems

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Blythe Scherrer is the information architect of the Honors Program. Because Honors students come from all  schools and colleges, Honors requires a bigger and more complex 'data and web footprint' at Syracuse.  Her job is ensure that all the processes and systems that comprise the Honors 'digital footprint' run smoothly, that students can access the information they need, and that information about students is always available to the Honors advisors.  In addition to supporting the technology needs of the program, Blythe serves as a Thesis coordinator and advising resource for students from the iSchool or IST dual programs, or any student who wants to incorporate technology into their Honors Capstone.

A Seattle native, Blythe graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marine Zoology from the University of Washington in 1999, but became obsessed with developing a database and website to showcase her undergraduate thesis project, so decided to embark on a career in information management instead.

Over her career, Blythe has supported the business of managing complex information and processes in the software startup space, cancer genomics research, automotive engineering, and finally higher education at Syracuse University.

She earned her Master's Degree in Information Management from the iSchool at Syracuse University in 2015.  Blythe teaches database development and design (IST 359) and Introduction to Information Organizations (IST 335) at the iSchool. You can access her teaching profile here.

Blythe can be reached via email at bjscherr@syr.edu