Jack Suess


Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he reports to the President and provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership team of the university. His bio is here.

Mr. Suess has been an active researcher in advanced networking and was PI on UMBC's 1997 NSF grant for vBNS networking and was the PI on a 2014 NSF cyber infrastructure grant to upgrade the network to 100 Gbits. In addition he has been co-PI on a NSF grant to increase women in IT through improved access to global resources and a state grant for broadening IT skills across all majors. 

Mr. Suess has served, or is presently serving, on the boards of Internet2, EDUCAUSE, IMSglobal, InCommon, REN-ISAC, and the NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identity in Cyberspace He has been a thought leader and researcher in the areas of advanced networks, cybersecurity, identity management, analytics, and the technology standards for learning technologies. 

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • The Pitfalls of Analytics
    • Multimedia

    To deploy an analytics strategy effectively, institutions must avoid missteps at all phases of the project. We asked several IT leaders what stumbling blocks to consider when using analytics.

  • 2020 EDUCAUSE Awards
    • Article

    The EDUCAUSE Awards Program, under the guidance of the EDUCAUSE Recognition Committee, brings peer endorsement and distinction to professional accomplishments in higher education information technology.

EDUCAUSE Presentations