Joan Cheverie


Joan Cheverie is the Director, Professional Development for EDUCAUSE. In this capacity, she supports and promotes community collaboration in order to enable EDUCAUSE to design professional programs to advance IT leadership in higher education, with a specific focus on those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions. Prior to this position, she served as a Policy Specialist for the EDUCAUSE Washington Office, which dealt with critical IT policy issues arising both in Washington, D.C., and on campus. Joan joined EDUCAUSE in 2011 from Georgetown University where she was the Head of Copyright and Rights Management. She previously held positions as head of digital services, head of government documents, and reference librarian. She has also served as a Visiting Program Officer for the Coalition for Networked Information, and she was a 2008 Fellow from the Frye Leadership Institute. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College, a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America, and a second Master's degree from Georgetown University where her thesis was entitled, "The Intellectual Land Grab: How Does the Public Domain Fare in the Networked Environment?".

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Be the Leader Who Creates a Positive Workplace
    • Blog

    Learn why positive emotions in the workplace are critical for effective leadership, staff engagement, and enhanced productivity. This blog offers leaders guidance on how to cultivate a positive work culture.

  • Some Thoughts on Change
    • Blog

    Whether it’s a significant enterprise-wide shift or an adjustment to a process, change can be unsettling to staff and must be thoroughly planned for with clear communication of the rationale and the anticipated benefits.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Recognition Committee
    • ADVISORY, 2017 - 0001
  • Recognition Committee
    • ADVISORY, 2016 - 2016
  • EDUCAUSE 2017 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2016 - 0001
  • New IT Managers Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2016 - 2019
  • Management Boot Camp
    • PROGRAM, 2016 - 2019