Ron Danielson Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer
Ronald L. Danielson is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering. As the University's Chief Information Officer, Dr. Danielson leads the information services organization in offering academic and administrative computing, networking and telecommunications, Web, instructional and classroom technologies, and library services to the University. Prior to being appointed CIO in 2000, Dr. Danielson served as Director of Information Systems (1984–1990) and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (1990–1992).
Dr. Danielson graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota (1967), and he received a Master's degree from Northwestern University (1968) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois (1975). His scholarly publications are in the areas of satellite image processing systems, human-computer interaction, applications of technology to education, and the impact of information technologies on organizations. He has been the principal investigator on a dozen externally funded grants and has consulted for Silicon Valley industries, state and federal government organizations, and other universities.
Dr. Danielson has served as Chair of the University Core Curriculum Committee and as Founding Chair of the Budget Advisory Committee. He has been honored by the University with the President's Special Recognition Award in 1995 and the Brutocao Curriculum Innovation Award in 1997. He has held visiting appointments at Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Santa Clara University School of Law and has organized more than 20 three-day workshops on Information Technology Leadership for the University's Executive Development Center.
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