Kim Owen


Kim Owen, M.S., North Dakota State University

Kim currently serves as Program Manager for Research and Education Network Resources for the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology at North Dakota State University. Her primary responsibility is to facilitate the use of specialized resources available through the global research and education (R&E) network community including Internet2, the Northern Tier Network and the Northern Wave. Kim’s duties include management and oversight of contracts and fiscal agency of North Dakota’s affiliation with the regional and national research and education networks. Kim leads project management for NDSU’s key partnerships within the R&E community aimed at extending research and academic resources to faculty and students within NDSU, the NDUS, the ND Tribal Colleges and the North Dakota K-12 community.


Kim is currently a doctoral student in Institutional Analysis of the Educational Leadership Program at North Dakota State University. Prior to joining NDSU, Kim served the state K12 community at EduTech for twelve years where she supervised professional development and client services in technology assessment and curriculum integration.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Data Protection Primer for Higher Education: Environmental Considerations, Culture, and Practices
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This paper defines data protection as “the principles and processes for protecting data from corruption, misapplication, compromise, misuse, and loss.” Data protection leverages evolving technology and emerging practices to focus on how to apply the three critical information security imperatives: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

  • Establishing Data Stewardship Models
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This paper provides guidance on establishing a data stewardship program for administrative data. It clarifies the different types of data stewards and managers and their roles and responsibilities, where they reside in an organization, how they work with colleagues to ensure that the data are maintained, and what special skills or training are needed to meet both university responsibilities and best practices.

  • Research Data Storage: A Framework for Success
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The ECAR Data Management Working Group (ECAR-DM) has created a framework for research data storage as an aid for higher education institutions establishing and evaluating their institution’s research data storage efforts.

EDUCAUSE Presentations