Matthew Dalton, our Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and member of the UMass Amherst Information Technology leadership team, has been appointed Interim Director of Instructional Innovation, in addition to his current role. Effective Monday, September 16, 2019, Matthew replaces Robert Davis, who retires this month.
As Interim Director of Instructional Innovation, Matthew oversees Instructional Innovation and Technology support staff, with a strong emphasis on delivering quality support for instructional innovation services. In collaboration with campus partners, and leads instructional innovation and technology initiatives that advance the university strategic goals for teaching and learning.
An information technology professional with over 20 years of leadership experience and significant knowledge of current issues in higher education, Matthew has led information security, policy development, compliance, and risk management at UMass Amherst since 2015. Before joining UMass Amherst, Matthew was the Director of Information Security at Ohio University where he successfully led the implementation of a first-in-class, comprehensive information security program. Matthew holds a graduate degree (M.S. with Honors) in Information Assurance from Norwich University and an undergraduate degree in computer science with a minor in music education.
His background includes undergraduate teaching, research collaborations, and oversight of IT operations, including classroom technologies and faculty support. He is an active member of EDUCAUSE, Higher Education Information Security Council, and other higher education professional organizations.