Dr. Joel L. Hartman is Vice President for Information Technologies and Resources and Chief Information Officer at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the university’s CIO, he has overall responsibility for library, computing, networking, telecommunications, space allocation and planning, and information security. Hartman was employed by Bradley University from 1967 to 1995, holding several information technology management positions, including CIO. Hartman has been an active author and presents frequently at industry conferences. He previously served as treasurer and 2003 Chair of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors; chair of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Advisory Committee; board chair of Florida LambdaRail, the state’s high-performance research and education network, and SSERCA, the state high performance computing alliance; secretary of the Seminars on Academic Computing Coordinating Board; member of the Blackboard Client Strategy Council; member and co-Chair of the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group; member of the EDUCAUSE Recognition Committee (2010 chair); the APLU Commission on Information, Measurement & Analysis (Executive Committee); and member of the Online Learning Consortium Board of Directors (past President). He currently serves on the Oracle Education & Research Industry Strategy Council; the Change magazine board of editors; the Lake Nona Medical City IT Council (Chair); the Instructure Client Advisory Board; the Florida Virtual Campus Executive Advisory Council; and is a board member of SSERCA and Florida LambdaRail. Hartman was the recipient of the 2008 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award and the 2011 Online Learning Consortium Mayadas Leadership Award. Hartman has been an information technology consultant to both public and private sector organizations and has been active in the development of statewide education and research networks in Illinois and Florida. He has served and held offices on numerous state, regional, and national IT committees in areas including public broadcasting, distributed learning, and research & education networking. Hartman graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism and Communications, and received his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Florida.