Author - Thomas Skill
Thomas Skill (Ph.D. 1984, University at Buffalo) is Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer at the University of Dayton. He joined the Office of the Provost in 1997. Skill has over 35 years of computing and communications technology experience in higher education. He has been on the faculty at the University of Dayton since 1984 and currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication. Prior to his current position, Skill served three years as Associate Provost for Educational Innovation and Technology, three years as Assistant Provost for Academic Technology, and four years as chair of the Department of Communication. He also has served as director of Graduate Studies in Communication for seven years, Interim of Dean of the Graduate School for two years and was a lead researcher in the School of Business Administration's Information Systems Laboratory from 1986 to 1993. Skill’s current area of focus is cybersecurity education. He is one of the founding members of the Cybersecurity Consortium of Southwestern Ohio, now known as the “Cin-Day Cyber Corridor.” This group is bringing together expertise from academia, business and government to elevate the region’s reputation for advancing cybersecurity research and education with a special emphasis on cybersecurity workforce development. In addition, Skill is also leading the creation of the Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence at the University of Dayton. This center will serve as a major collaborative catalyst for IT security research and education at University with a focus on highly-experiential learning and multidisciplinary research across all academic units on campus.