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Rodney J. Petersen (National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce)

Rodney J. Petersen
Lead, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Gaithersburg, Maryland
UNITED STATES

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Biography

Rodney Petersen is the lead for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Recently, he was the President and CEO of Education Policy and Leadership, LLC. He previously served as the Senior Policy Advisor to EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and Indiana University. He also was the Managing Director of the EDUCAUSE Washington Office and a Senior Government Relations Officer. He founded and directed the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Initiative and was the lead staff liaison for the Higher Education Information Security Council. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, he served as the Director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Maryland. He previously held the position of Campus Compliance Officer in the Office of the President at the University of Maryland where he mediated disputes and handled grievances under the Human Relations Code, including claims of discrimination or harassment that increasingly involved misuse of the Internet. He also completed one year of service as an Instructor in the Academy for Community Service for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps where he taught alternative dispute resolution and facilitated service learning projects. He began his professional career in higher education as the Resident Student Life Director at Michigan State University. He is the co-editor of a book in the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategy Series entitled "Computer and Network Security in Higher Education". He is also a founding member of the Association of College and University Policy Administrators and the author of "A Primer on Policy Development for Institutions of Higher Education" and "A Framework for IT Policy Development". He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to higher education cyber law and policy. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University. He also received a certificate as an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.

EDUCAUSE Involvement

Publications

EDUCAUSE Review Online
December 2013
Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC)
April 2013
EDUCAUSE Review Online
July 2012
Departments
May 2011
Departments
September 2009
 

Presentations