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ITEC Executives


David Swartz

Chief Information Officer

Assistant Vice President

(202) 885-2612

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park. Major area of focus: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics.  Minor area of focus: Computer Science and Decision Support Systems.


Dave has 24 years of IT management experience in the higher education and health care industries.  He has been the CIO at American University since January 2007 and was the CIO at George Washington University for the previous eight years before coming to American University.  He was the Executive Director of IT for West Virginia University prior to returning to his home town of Washington, DC.

IT Interests

Dave has implemented three different ERP systems (Oracle, Banner and Datatel) at three different universities.  He has also worked as a consultant on ERP systems and healthcare networks.  He was instrumental in helping to grow the regional portion of the Internet2, called the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (i.e., MAX).  He has authored over 50 articles and papers, two chapters and one book.

American University

Office of Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology has 88 employees and seven additional contractors supporting the enterprise technology systems and needs of the university. Scattered throughout the university there are another 125 FTE of employees supporting academic technology. At any point in time OIT is supporting approximately 20,000 users including students, faculty and staff.

American University
Office of Information Technology
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-2019

Tel.: 202-885-2612
Fax: 202-885-2224