University of Rochester

Fredericksen Appointed to Information Technology Services Post

October 3, 2005

Eric Fredericksen has joined the University of Rochester's Information Technology Services (ITS) as associate vice provost and director of ITS's Academic Technology Services.

"Eric Fredericksen brings to the entire University academic community an enriched understanding of the many ways that technology can help improve the teaching and learning environment here," said Provost Charles E. Phelps. "He will help move us forward even faster and better in this important area."

"Eric brings a wealth of experience and expertise in faculty support, classroom technologies, advanced learning services, and instructional services," said Dave Lewis, interim vice provost and chief information officer. "We're very happy to have him join our team."

Academic Technology Services provides leadership and services that support the academic mission of the University. Program areas include the Educational Technology Center, Classroom Technology, Web Services, and the ITS Center, which support faculty, staff, and students.

Fredericksen previously was director of Academic Technology and Media Services at Cornell University, with key responsibilities for faculty development and support, classroom technologies and video distribution, an educational television center, and instructional and Web services. A member of Cornell Information Technologies' Senior Management Team, he helped craft Cornell's presence and direction in the use of contemporary technologies to support research, outreach, and teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom. He has lectured and published widely on instructional technologies and online education.

Prior to his service at Cornell, he had been assistant provost for advanced learning technology for the State University of New York, where he also directed the SUNY Learning Network. He taught in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Albany and was an instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester's Simon School, and a master of science degree in curriculum development and instructional technology from SUNY at Albany. He is currently working on his doctorate in the Department of Education at Cornell University.

Note to Editors: Mr. Fredericksen is a resident of Pittsford.