Maura Johnston


Maura has a leadership role in the privacy program at Penn, with a focus on raising awareness about privacy risks and choices, identifying evolving areas of risk, and mitigating privacy risks. Particular areas of focus include management of the University-wide Security and Privacy Impact Assessment program, assessment of third-party data privacy/security protections in the cloud, and raising awareness regarding mobile device security. The privacy program also focuses on compliance activities around FERPA and other laws. Prior to joining Penn, Maura coordinated aspects of system-level risk management at a major academic medical center. She has extensive experience in law and finance-related areas, having served in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services as Director of Health Care Financing Systems, as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in an Independent Agency Law Department, and as Deputy Attorney General, Litigation Section in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Maura has an MBA from the Wharton School, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. in English from Clark University. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • A Discussion About the NSA and Government Surveillance
    • Blog
    • Author

    To mark Data Privacy Month, the University of Pennsylvania and the National Constitution Center hosted a Town Hall program with some of the nation's leading experts on privacy and surveillance.

EDUCAUSE Presentations