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JAMES CLOTFELTER

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services
and Professor of Political Science
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC  27402-6170
P: 336/334-5426
F: 336/334-5926
james_clotfelter@uncg.edu

Education & employment:

  • reporter for Time magazine, the Atlanta and Durham (NC) newspapers (covering civil rights movement & other areas)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison) and B.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); Editor of The Daily Tar Heel at Chapel Hill
  • faculty member at Emory University & Texas Tech, post-doctoral fellow Duke University
  • at UNCG, Professor of Political Science since 1977 and Vice Chancellor since January 1991

Political science & public service:

  • author of three books published by Harper & Row, University of North Carolina Press, and Holt, Rinehart, Winston, and a number of journal articles; consultant (public opinion research, other areas); director, the Center for Public Service, Texas Tech, funded by nine federal/state grants; head of the Department of Political Science, UNCG
  • chairman of the North Carolina Child Care Corps (Americorps) and director of the North Carolina Service Project, with $2+ million in grants
  • member, NC Commission on Indigent Defense Services, 2000-08, and chairman of the budget committee (annual IDSC budget $110+ million)

UNCG Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services (Chief Information Officer):

Professional accomplishments include:

  • As teacher, a number of students who've made significant contributions to society
  • As administrator, development of a client-focused, cost-effective Information Technology Services division through four-fold growth, currently with a first-class management team; improved student computing (e.g., SuperLab); improved administrative computing (e.g., full implementation of ERP, w/first Web student registration in NC, & effective priority-setting process for projects); improved networking and communication services (e.g., full wired and wireless buildout and refresh, and campus-wide VoIP); negotiation of major software and telephony contracts; increased collaborative initiatives with other universities; outsourcing where cost-effective (e.g., student/faculty/staff email); and development of on-line learning and research initiatives, while reducing costs overall as necessary (See http://its.uncg.edu/About/ for current information)
  • leadership of community partnerships includes successful 1993 bond issue and city/university Spring Garden Street project