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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT CIO Named New Jersey Technology Council 2008 CIO of the Year

NJIT’s associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer David F. Ullman, of South Orange, was named chief information officer for 2008 (for nonprofits) by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC).

The award recognizes a chief information officer or an executive in an equivalent position for innovation and creativity in planning and deploying enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community.

Ullman has nearly 30 years of higher education information and technology management experience. Before becoming associate provost, he served as director of management information services at NJIT and has also held positions at Seton Hall University where he was director of the computer center and as director of quantitative analysis for the office of planning and institutional research.

Ullman holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Delaware and an MS in management from NJIT.  He is completing a doctoral dissertation in management at Rutgers University. As an educator, Ullman has taught advanced undergraduate and graduate courses at both NJIT and Seton Hall University. His publications and presentations include venues from both academic and practitioner perspectives.

In his NJIT roles, Ullman has pursued a customer-centered approach to information technology and was an early developer of “let the customer do it himself” services. As a result of these efforts, NJIT has been recognized by several organizations as among the “most-wired” and “most-connected” campuses for advanced uses of technology and cited as a “Pioneer in Connected Learning.”

Ullman has long advocated for collaborative uses of technology across all educational levels.  He has been a member of the network advisory board for NJEdge.net, New Jersey’s higher education network, for eight years and served as its first chairman.  He is facilitating a unique partnership with Newark’s Science Park High School, with NJIT managing the school’s instructional technology network and using advanced technologies to bring research university expertise in science, technology, engineering and math to the school’s students and teachers.

Ullman is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery http://www.acm.org/ and the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Information Management. NJTC http://www.njtc.org/ is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities, education, access to financing sources and other services to New Jersey’s technology businesses.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.