John E. Kolb, P.E.

Vice President for Information Services and Technology
and Chief Information Officer

Biography

John E. Kolb, '79 received his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer. A Professional Engineer, licensed in New York State. Kolb's Rensselaer career spans 30 years. Currently, VP for Information Services and Technology, and CIO. He previously served as Dean of Computing and Information Services, Assistant Dean, Engineering; Head, Core Engineering, and Director of Engineering Computing Services. Kolb has taught courses in Engineering, Science, Management, and IT. He is Vice Chairman, NYSERNet.org Board of Directors; Treasurer, NYSERNet.net Board of Directors, Chair of the Research Advisory Council (RAC) and board member for Internet2, a past member, NYS Universal Broadband Council (Vice Chair, Network Infrastructure Access Action Team); Co-Chair, University of the State of NY Technology Policy and Practices Council; member, Center for Economic Development Digital Connections Council, serves various EDUCAUSE Committees; member, American Society for Engineering Education, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. A former Chair of the CIO Council of The Business-Higher Education Roundtable of the Capital Region, and Board Member, the Children's Museum of Science and Technology. Kolb has presented at numerous higher education and technology conferences. He was Co-PI, the Boeing Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and has been instrumental in attracting and implementing numerous technology grants at Rensselaer including the $100M Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI).

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-21