BiographyFor approximately 20 years Virginia was the Director of the Office of Policy Development and Education at the University of Michigan, where she led a team of policy analysts researching and analyzing information technology related policy issues. She has published numerous articles regarding information technology and ethics, privacy, security, and community building. She continues to speak nationally and locally on these issues as well and has led several national research projects to examine the costs associated with information technology related abuse incidents.In June, 2000, Virginia retired from her administrative responsibilities at the University of Michigan. She continues, however, to hold teaching appointments in three of the colleges at the University of Michigan. For the Ford School of Public Policy she provides a graduate course entitled: "Technology, Emerging Law, and Applied Policy". For the School of Information she provides a graduate course entitled: "Ethics and Values". She is currently directing a National Science Foundation research project designed to identify factors related to the occurrence of computer related incidents in colleges and universities and the recommended practices for preventing and handling such incidents.
Evaluating Computer-Related Incidents on Campus
The Computer Incident Factor Analysis and Categorization (CIFAC) Project1 at the University of Michigan began in September 2003 with grants from EDUCAUSE and the National Science Foundation (NSF).