VP for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Cole W. Camplese serves as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University. He reports directly to President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD., serves on the President's senior leadership team, and oversees the Division of Information Technology which provides, operates, and maintains computing and telecommunication facilities, and equipment and services that meet the needs of the educational, research, and administrative programs of the University. Cole also collaborates with the Chief Information Officer of Stony Brook Medicine in the development of information systems between the main academic campus and the medicine campus.
Cole came to Stony Brook after serving as the Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology at The Pennsylvania State University from 2010-13. In that role he provided strategic direction to enhance Penn State’s use of technology in teaching, learning, and research. He oversaw classroom and lab design and management, guided ongoing training initiatives, and worked to establish innovative approaches to support the integration of technologies into learning environments. His primary area of focus was the integration of emerging and collaborative technologies into learning spaces. Cole also served as the co-director in the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State as well as a member of Penn State’s Faculty Senate. Most recently, he led the move for Penn State to join the MOOC movement through a strategic partnership with Coursera.
Camplese received a Masters of Sciences in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and is a 1994 graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.