Scott F. Midkiff has served as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Virginia Tech since October 2012. In this role, he has overall responsibility for strategy and delivery of the university’s IT services and infrastructure supporting the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the university. This includes advanced research computing, technology-enabled teaching and learning, cybersecurity, identity services, enterprise systems, networking and telecommunications, and email and collaboration tools. He has particular focus on aligning IT with the university’s core missions of teaching and learning and research and innovation.
Dr. Midkiff is also a Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Computer Science. As a faculty member, his research and teaching interests include wireless networks and pervasive computing. He has been active in distance and online education through Virginia's Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program and Virginia Tech's Master of Information Technology program.
Dr. Midkiff received the B.S.E. degree (Duke University, 1979), M.S. degree (Stanford University, 1980), and Ph.D. degree (Duke, University, 1985), all in electrical engineering. He was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (1979-1982) and was a Visiting Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University (1985-1986). He joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech in 1986 and served as Department Head from 2009-2012. From 2006-2009, he was on assignment as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation.