Dr. Michael Carlin
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Information & Technology Services
Dr. Michael Carlin currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. In his current position Dr. Carlin is responsible for day-to-day operations, budget, strategic planning, policy development, and overall vision. He has been active in the higher education IT community for over 16 years. His professional interests include cloud computing, federated identity management, and policy development.
Dr. Carlin earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems, M.S. in Information Systems, and B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). His doctoral research focused on developing a set of cross‐cultural guidelines that would aid in the successful development of cross‐cultural e‐commerce sites between China and the United States.
Recent Projects and Presentations:
Dr. Carlin was the project lead and chief technologist for the deployment of Google Apps at UMBC. Through his successful leadership, over 15,000 accounts were migrated to the Google apps environment at UMBC. Since the migration, the campus has embraced the flexibility and collaborative features of Google Docs, Email, Calendar, and Sites. He also successfully led a pilot for federated virtual desktops within the University system of Maryland which allowed multiple institutions to utilize the same virtual environment.
ITS is in the process of upgrading all staff machines they manage to Windows 7 and Office 2010.
More information is available on the Windows 7 Upgrade webpage.