I am primarily responsible for leading multiple managers responsible for all LAS college level and department level IT initiatives. I work closely with university central IT and IT leaders of other colleges to ensure a consistent experience across the university. I provide overall direction of IT efforts in support of department chairs, research groups within departments and IT Specialists. I directly manage a number of high-level IT Specialists for implementation and oversight of LAS college IT efforts including research computing, centralized college IT services and end user computer support.
I've been working professionally in the IT field since 1995. I started out as the Project Vincent System Manager here at Iowa State University. After several years of being "The UNIX guy" here at ISU and at a couple of telecommunications companies in eastern Iowa I had migrated into management of those same groups I worked in. I officially gained a management title in 2000-2001. Since that switch in career paths I have successfully managed teams of UNIX admins, Windows admins, IT Operations staff and Datacenter Operations and Enterprise Security teams. Each new position has helped to teach me many different nuances of the varied roles IT people perform in an organization. Hopefully those experiences assist me in running a smooth, efficient operation here in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
If you are in the college of LAS or working with us and you have an idea, thought or question related to IT please know that my door (and telephone and email) are always open and available to you as a place to express your ideas and get assistance finding the right resources within LAS IT to help move your idea forward.