Professor Emerita in Computer Science
Encaenia Ceremony D, May 17, 2012
Jane Fritz has made outstanding and lasting contributions to the Faculty of Computer Science and to the university.
She joined the Faculty of Computer Science in 1980 and over her 30-year career at UNB, Dr. Fritz taught 17 different courses, supervised more than 200 senior students, 23 master’s students and one PhD candidate. She also served a term as dean. Her research interests have focused on values-added approaches to e-learning, as well as systems analysis and decision support systems.
However, it is perhaps her service to the wider university community that truly sets Dr. Fritz apart from others. Throughout her career, Dr. Fritz has worn many hats, including member of the UNB Fredericton Senate, Board of Governors, and many other university committees, residence don and director of Shad Valley.
From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Fritz was the Associate Vice-President Academic (Learning Environment) at UNB Fredericton. In this role, she established the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning and was instrumental in establishing the International Relations Office. With her passion for doing what is right, she provided leadership for accessibility initiatives on campus and was instrumental in the creation of the Human Rights Office and the Declaration of Rights and Responsibilities.
From 2007 to her retirement in 2010, Dr. Fritz took on a number of senior administrative roles including Acting Vice-President Academic, acting Executive Director of the College of Extended Learning, and Acting Associate Vice-President for Integrated Technology Services.
Well respected by her colleagues and her students, Dr. Fritz has received the UNB President’s Medal, for outstanding contributions over her career, and the Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching.