Steven Worona


Steve Worona is an independent speaker and consultant on Internet policy and law. Until July, 2011, he held the position of Senior Policy Director at EDUCAUSE, the professional association for IT leaders in higher education. He was the Founding Director of the EDUCAUSE/Cornell Institute for Computer Policy and Law and was the creator, producer, director, and host of "ÂœEDUCAUSE Live!", a Webinar series featuring conversations with leaders of information technology in higher education. During his 35-year career at Cornell University, Steve developed CUinfo (the first Campus-Wide Information System) and Dear Uncle Ezra (the first online counseling service). He taught courses in Cornell's Computer Science Department and Graduate School of Management, founded Cornell's Computer Policy and Law Program, and managed award-winning projects in electronic publishing, digital libraries, programming languages, and factory automation. He has lectured internationally on a wide range of topics, focusing on the impact of technology on our social and legal systems. At EDUCAUSE, he worked on a broad spectrum of campus and national IT policy issues, such as intellectual property, privacy, network neutrality, broadband initiatives, and the .EDU top-level Internet domain. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science from Cornell and hangs out on IM and twitter as SLWorona.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • The Roads Ahead
    • Article

    Greg Jackson ( is Vice President for Policy and Analysis, Rodney Petersen (rpetersen@educause.

  • On Making Sausage
    • Article

    © 2008 Steve Worona. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

EDUCAUSE Presentations

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Campus Policy Advisory Group
    • HISTORIC, 2011 - 2012
  • HEISC Governance, Risk, and Compliance Working Group
    • Working Group, 2011 - 2015
  • Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers
    • Working Group, 2011 - 2011
  • ACTI Communication, Collaboration, & Mobility Working Group
    • ACTI, 2011 - 2012
  • ACTI Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group
    • ACTI, 2011 - 2013