Cole W. Camplese
Cole W. Camplese serves as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University. He reports directly to President Samuel L. Stanley, serves on President Stanley’s senior leadership team, and oversees the Division of Information Technology which provides, operates, and maintains computing and telecommunication facilities, and equipment and services that meet the needs of the educational, research, and administrative programs of the University. Camplese also collaborates with the Chief Information Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital in the development of information systems between the main academic campus and the medicine campus.
Camplese came to Stony Brook after serving as the Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology at The Pennsylvania State University from 2010-13. In that role he provided strategic direction to enhance Penn State’s use of technology in teaching, learning, and research. He oversees classroom and lab design and management, guides ongoing training initiatives, and works to establish innovative approaches to support the integration of technologies into learning environments.
His primary area of focus is the integration of emerging and collaborative technologies into learning spaces. At Penn State, the challenge is providing scalable solutions that the 96,000 students and 10,000 faculty can successfully use to enhance their teaching and learning environments.
Camplese also served as the co-director in the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State as well as a member of Penn State’s Faculty Senate.
Prior to Penn State Camplese was part of a small start-up in the greater Philadelphia region. It was with Cogence Media that he got his first taste of using technology to enhance learning. Cognece Media focused energy on the creation of OSHA training courseware — first on CD-ROM and then via the web. While there, Camplese created the company’s web presence and created the first versions of online courseware. AIG purchased Cognece Media, prompting a switch to higher education.