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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.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.