ITS Leadership

Office of Information Security

Mark Nardone
Co-Interim Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Phone: 617.373.7901

The Office of Information Security is the central university resource for advice, recommendations and actions necessary to protect and preserve information assets and privacy of the     Northeastern community. The office enforces IT-related policies and practices, and coordinates the activities and resources of all departments within the university who share responsibility for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of institutional data and data processing capabilities.

Project Management

Karen_McCarthy_001Karen McCarthy
Co-Interim Vice President, Chief Information Officer

The Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for the coordination and management of technology related resources to ensure the successful implementation of major ITS projects. The team works with university staff to define, manage and implement complex projects across the academic enterprise, including providing communication about and training for those offerings. The team is also responsible for facilitating the project prioritization process, which is used to align the ITS project portfolio with the strategic goals of the university.

Academic Technology & Customer Services

Stephanie Trowbridge
Interim Assistant Vice President
Phone: 617.373.4581

Academic Technology Services (ATS) is responsible for providing and managing university-wide software, tools and services that support teaching and learning, along with customized solutions and options based on the need of individual colleges, departments or faculty. ATS provides consultation to help faculty understand the functionality and application of specific technologies, and promotes technology that supports teaching and learning. The group also provides strategic direction to academia and ITS by researching, testing and recommending new tools and technologies, and responds to and provides support to all academic technology issues and requests escalated through the Service Desk.

Customer Services is the Northeastern community’s primary point of reference with the world of ITS. Comprised of the InfoCommons, Digital Media Commons, Service Desk, Audio Visual Support, ResNet and other open-access university labs, Customer Services is dedicated to increasing the productivity and satisfaction of faculty, staff and students using information technology. The group’s mission is to provide an outstanding customer experience through efficient and effective responses to the university community’s technology questions and issues.

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Michael Bruno
Phone: 617.373.2191

The Business Intelligence and Analytics team works on a variety of projects and initiatives encompassing all enterprise applications, including enterprise reporting and analytics.


Digital Technology & Services

The Digital Technology and Services team is responsible for developing and enhancing Northeastern’s digital business assets and products. The team partners with both business and academic areas to plan, develop and manage technology services in support of Northeastern’s digital footprint. The services include strategic planning, web and mobile app development and consultation, website/web application administration, and web accessibility support.

Enterprise Application Development

Steve Duncan
Phone: 617.373.3870

Enterprise Application Development (EAD) is responsible for the architecture, design, development and integration of services offered to various constituencies of the Northeastern community. These services include integration development, quality assurance and release management, enterprise database administration, and enterprise reporting and business intelligence.

Finance & Administration

Chris_Kelly_001Christopher Kelly
Phone: 617.373.2752

The Finance & Administration group serves as a support mechanism for ITS. The group provides fiscal management for each internal business unit; develops and enforces consistent operational policy and procedures for daily business functions; enhances each business unit with the appropriate administrative support; and serves as the internal liaisons with central university business areas and external vendors for daily business operations. Finance & Administration also provides contract management, oversees enterprise application licensing for more than 200 software packages, oversees departmental physical space planning, and coordinates departmental recruitment services.

Network & Telecommunications Services

Robert Whelan
Phone: 617.373.4282

Network & Telecommunication Services (NTS) is tasked with delivering highly dependable, scalable core infrastructure services to the university. This includes network services, telephone facilities, internet services, cable television delivery and structured cabling, as well as audiovisual and classroom technology design. The group also provides technical consultation for the design and support of new services and the planning for technological growth and change, while minimizing disruption of services.

Systems & Production Services

Rajiv Shridhar
Phone: 617.373.7547

Systems and Production Services (SPS) is responsible for the design, management and delivery of highly available, reliable and flexible enterprise data center, server, storage and desktop infrastructure services for the Northeastern community. The team is also responsible for assuring a robust messaging and collaboration service for the university, identity management and customized portal services for various areas of the university, student messaging and collaboration services, along with a standardized website hosting service and high-performance computing system administration.