EDUCAUSE Rodney Petersen is a Government Relations Officer with EDUCAUSE and the Coordinator of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force.
Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, he served as the Director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Maryland. Rodney previously held the position of Campus Compliance Officer in the Office of the President at the University of Maryland where he mediated disputes and handled grievances under the Human Relations Code, including claims of discrimination or harassment that increasingly involved misuse of the Internet.
Rodney is the co-editor of a book in the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategy Series entitled Computer and Network Security in Higher Education. He is a founding member of the Association of College and University Policy Administrators and the author of "A Primer on Policy Development for Institutions of Higher Education" and "A Framework for IT Policy Development."
Rodney writes and speaks regularly on topics related to higher education cyber law and policy. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University and a certificate as an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.