Ted is a seasoned IT executive with a passion for the role of universities in society. With twenty-five years experience as the CIO in large, complex, research-intensive universities, he has led major transformational initiatives in organizational change, infrastructure management, information systems, and strategic visioning.
During his five-year tenure as CIO at Cornell University, he transformed an eclectic collection of unit-based IT organizations into a cohesive IT@Cornell community, while enabling the autonomy of individual units to pursue their specific mission. During this same period Cornell emerged as a leader in the effective use of cloud services, deployed more than two dozen new technology services during times of severe resource constraints, and produced high-value low-cost digital content to support the university’s strategic goals in online learning.
Ted is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, has conducted external reviews of IT divisions in universities on 4 continents, served as board chair of EDUCAUSE, CANARIE, and other education and research organizations, and has authored over a dozen papers and presentations on leading change through information technology. Ted joined MOR Associates as a leadership coach in 2016.