Jerry Sheehan


Jerry Sheehan is the Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Montana State where he has responsibility for the IT infrastructure and services supporting the learning, discovery, and outreach missions of the University. He is also the Principal Investigator on the Bridger Research Network (dedicated data-intensive science network) which also integrates with the Pacific Research platform, both funded by the National Science Foundation.

Before his arrival in 2014 to Montana State, Mr. Sheehan was the Chief of Staff for the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). The institute applies emerging technologies to the needs of the citizens of the State of California in application areas including the digital transformation of culture, energy, the environment, and healthcare. Mr. Sheehan also served as an Associate Vice President for Information Technology at Purdue University, a Deputy Director at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and as an Assistant to the Lt. Governor of Illinois.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Data-Intensive Science and Campus IT
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    Montana State University developed the Research Data Census to engage local research communities in dialogue about their data: size, sharing of resources, sharing behaviors, and interest in data-related services. The census confirmed the need for a tight coupling of IT infrastructure to data and curation services in order to make those resources useful to the research community.

  • Climate Change and Higher Education
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    © 2009 Bill St. Arnaud, Larry Smarr, Jerry Sheehan, and Tom DeFanti. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

EDUCAUSE Presentations