Information & Instructional Technology Committee


The Information and Instructional Technology Committee consists of six faculty from each college appointed on reccomendation of the Faculty Association President to the University President.

Voting Members

Name Department College Term Expiration
Amanda Emmert Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice CLA 2020
Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld Health Sciences CHP 2020
Precha Thavikulwat Management CBE 2020
Barin Nag, Chair Business Analytics & Technology Management CBE 2022
Barry Margulies Biological Sciences FCSM 2022
Blake Abbott Communication Studies COFAC 2022
Lisa Barker Secondary & Middle School Education COE 2022
Miriam DesHarnais Cook Library Library 2022
Tawa Alaka GSA    2020


Name Department
Jeff Schmidt Associate Vice President, Office of Technology Services/CIO
Matt Wynd Director, Office of Technology Services, Information Technology Support Centers
Patricia Westerman Assistant Provost, Faculty Academic Center of Excellence
Greg Primrose IT & National Testing Coordinator, Student Affairs
TBD University Advancement
Wayne Hart Managing Director, IT Services, Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research


The Information and Instructional Technology Committee meets on the third Monday of each month during the academic year.


The IITC exists to serve as advocate for University resources to support academic computing and to make recommendations to the CIO, Provosts Office, and the Academic Senate on matters of planning and the use of information and instructional technologies. This includes the following.

  1. Review and make recommendations to establish or modify IIT standards, policies, and services.
  2. Review the college technology plans and provide guidance to the CIO and the Provost’s Office in the development of the annual technology budget.
  3. Provide input and/or review special IIT reports that are requested by the USM Office or other state agency.
  4. Represent the Academic Senate on special committees or task forces that focus on IIT issues.