Dave Swartz is a 20-year VP and CIO who is with American University with previous service with George Washington University. The recipient of the 2012 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award for advancing best practices in IT service management, strategic planning, project management, information security, technology operations, and enterprise infrastructure life-cycle planning. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park with a focus in economics. He is active in the EDUCAUSE and Internet2 associations, where he has served as chair of the Higher Education Information Security Council, chair of the Operations Excellence Steering Committee, and a faculty member of the Leadership Institute. He has published 34 articles, two-chapters, and one book.