James L Hilton

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries





Mailing address

818 Hatcher North

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190



James L Hilton

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

About me

James Hilton is university librarian and dean of libraries, as well as vice provost for academic innovation at the University of Michigan, where he leads one of the world’s largest and most innovative library systems, and spearheads the development of campus-wide strategies, policies and programs around educational technology.

Prior to his current appointment, Hilton served as vice president and chief information officer at the University of Virginia from 2006 until 2013. From 2001 to 2006 he was the associate provost for academic information and instructional technology affairs at the University of Michigan, and served as interim university librarian for one year in 2005. As a member of the faculty in the Psychology Department, he served as the chair of undergraduate studies between 1991 and 2000. He is a three-time recipient of the LS&A Excellence in Education award, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and recipient of the Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award. He has published extensively in the areas of information technology policy, person perception, stereotypes, and the psychology of suspicion.

Hilton received a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, and a PhD in Social Psychology from Princeton University in 1985.