Dr. Ed Aractingi is the Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Marshall University. He leads the department of Information Technology comprised of around 80 professional staff serving the entire university. He earned a Ph.D. in information technology from Capella University, an MS. in information systems from Marshall University and a BA from Damascus University.
Prior to this role, Dr. Aractingi has served at different capacities at Marshall University including a deputy CIO and director in the IT department. Before that, he worked in health care at Cabell Huntington Hospital and at a private consulting practice. He also serves on the graduate faculty of College of Information Technology and Engineering as an adjunct professor, teaching various subjects in computer science and information systems like Cloud Computing and Visual Analytics.
Dr. Aractingi is active in the professional community as he is the co-chair of the collaborative innovation program advisory group of Internet2, a member of the CIO advisory council for the smart campus, co-chair of the Internet of Things working group of Internet2, a member of the strategic planning working group and the service management working group at Educause. He is a member of the Leadership Board of CIOs (LBCIO). He has served at the IEEE WV chapter as chair of consulting and the state coordinator of The Association for College and University Technology Advancement (ACUTA), Chair and Vice-chair of Marshall Student Chapter of Computer Society.
He is also active in the community as he serves on local boards like St. Joseph Catholic School advisory board and the Holy Spirit Church Parish council in Huntington.