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Tracy Mitrano (Mitrano & Associates)

Tracy Mitrano

Ithaca, New York

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The former Director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University, Dr. Mitrano has been a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges and universities on the subjects of “virtual global universities;” international inter-institutional courses; on-line education; digital literacy and undergraduate Internet competencies; social networking; electronic surveillance; policy development, organizational development and leadership programming; accessibility, information management; privacy, security, compliance and risk management.

Dr. Mitrano has held board positions on EDUCAUSE, the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Arts Education, New York State Board of Education Task Force on Distance Education, Tompkins County Library Board of Trustees and its Broadband Committee of the Legislature. She also was the director of the EDUCAUSE’s Hawkins Leadership Roundtable, Executive Leadership Program, and Annual Institute (2003-2005); and faculty on the Online Consortium Institute for Emerging Leaders in On-Line Education, EDUCAUSE’s Seminars on Academic Computing, Executive Leadership Institute, and Frye Leadership Institute.

Dr. Mitrano has English and History Bachelors of Arts degrees from the University of Rochester, Masters and Doctorate in American History from Binghamton University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School. Before retiring from Cornell, Dr. Mitrano taught culture, law and politics of the Internet in the Computer Information Science Department at Cornell University; American Legal History at Syracuse University; and American Social History at the University of Buffalo. In 2005, she taught Internet Law at the MiNe Program, Universite Cattolica in Piacenza, Italy and has spoken at International Conference on Piracy and Counterfeiting sponsored by the U.S. Italy Embassy at the Consulate in Florence. In 2014, she was a keynote speaker at the American University of Beirut.

Currently, Dr. Mitrano holds a faculty position in Ithaca College’s Executive Master’s Program and is a Visiting Professor of Communications and Law at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Since 2012, Dr. Mitrano has been the author of the Inside Higher Ed blog, “Law, Policy and IT?” She remains the Director of the Internet, Culture, Policies and Law Program at Cornell University and co-organizer, with Daniel Solove, of the Higher Education Privacy Conference. Clients include Internet2, the New York Public Library, SafeGov, University of Massachusetts System, UMass Amherst, and the University of Delaware.

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