Michigan Tech IT Leadership
- B30A EERC
Chief Information Officer
Josh has a BS in Computer Information Systems from Northern Michigan University and an MBA from Michigan Tech. He holds certifications with the Global Information Assurance Certification organization (GPPA, GWAS) and the ITIL v3 Foundation.
- B29 EERC
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Jarrod has over 18 years of IT experience at Michigan Tech. He has a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from Michigan Tech and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin Executive Education Center.
- B33 EERC
Steve has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, Steve spent over 20 years at a major healthcare manufacturer in IT and related functional areas, primarily in Program and Project Management.
- B34 EERC
Director of Media Technology Services
David is a native of Ishpeming, MI, and served for four years in the U.S. Army and three years in the National Guard. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Electronics Technology and has worked at Michigan Tech for over 17 years. Project experience includes: classroom and lab technology design, videoconferencing system design, managing RFP processes and vendors, research project support, digital signage, broadcast facility design, and essentially anything A/V.
- B36 EERC
Director of Telecommunications
Johnny Diaz comes to Michigan Tech with 20 years of experience in telecommunications equipment, products, and services. He has spent his career in various capacities with the largest service and equipment providers in both the public and private sectors. Most recently Johnny served as the Director of Client User Services at the University of Bridgeport, where he provided leadership surrounding IT and telecommunications strategy for the organization.
- B44A EERC
Director of User Services
Steve holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (specializing in Management) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to Michigan Tech, he was the Director of Technical Services (Director of Audio Visual, Online Services, and the Help Desk) at Lake Superior State University.
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Director of Enterprise Application Services
Emmett has 17 years of experience in IT, 13 of which have been with Enterprise Application Services at Michigan Tech. He has a BS in Management Information Systems from Northwood University and an MBA from Michigan Tech.
- B27 EERC
Chief Information Security Officer
Dave has over 15 years of experience at Michigan Tech, spending the last 12 years in security-focused roles. He holds certification with the Global Information Assurance Certification organization (GIAC) for incident handling (GCIH), wireless network auditing (GAWN), exploit research and advanced penetration testing (GXPN), intrusion analysis (GCIH), and forensic analysis (GCFA). Dave also serves on the SANS education advisory board.
- B31 EERC
Director of IT Business Operations
Jena holds both Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting from Michigan Tech and is actively pursuing her CMA certification. She has been a member of the IT department since November 2010.
- B01 EERC
Director of IT Operations
Pat has been involved in Information Technology at Michigan Tech since starting as a student work study in 1996 and was first hired as a System Administrator in the Systems Administrative Services (SAS) department in 2000. Pat enjoys mentoring the next generation of Information Technology employees through his work with Michigan Tech Information Technology's large group of student employees.
- B28 EERC
Assistant to the Chief Information Officer
Patti is the Assistant to the Chief Information Officer and provides support for the IT Leadership Team. She received an Associate's degree from Northern Michigan University and completed the University's Office Professional Development Program. She has been at the University for 20 years and has served on various University committees, including Staff Council.
- B39 EERC
Director of Research Computing
Gowtham, with a PhD in Engineering Physics from Michigan Tech, has 5+ years of of IT experience. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and teaches Scientific Computing courses (UN5390/UN5395) during the school year.
He is a member of the HPC Advisory Council, IEEE Computer Society, ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, science advisor to John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Michigan Tech's NSF XSEDE Campus Champion.
- B23 EERC
IT Security Architect
Justin has a BS in Computer Networking and System Administration from Michigan Tech, with a minor in Computer Science, and holds certifications from the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) organization in enterprise defense (GCED), system and network security auditing (GSNA), and network penetration testing and ethical hacking (GPEN). Justin has over 8 years of IT experience with the past 5+ years in security-focused roles, primarily working with Upper Peninsula credit unions to better secure their networks. Prior to Michigan Tech, he was Director of IT Services at the Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union.