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Academic Computing

Academic Computing provides departmental, group, and individual computing services and support to colleges, schools, departments, centers, faculty, staff, and students for instructional, administrative, and research needs.

Academic Computing is represented by three liaisons who work closely with the University CIO Gerry McCartney to ensure that the goals and activities of the academic computing areas are working in concert with the broad efforts of the University.

The Academic Computing Liaisons provide a conduit for communication and collaboration between the University CIO and Purdue's Academic IT Leadership group, which is comprised of the IT Directors from the Colleges and Schools across campus.

Area 1:

Area 2:

Area 3:

Patrick Smoker

Patrick Smoker 
Academic Computing
Liaison for Area 1

Patrick Smoker is the Academic Computing Liaison for Area 1. Smoker has served as the Department Head and Director of Agriculture Information Technology since 2001. Smoker studied industrial technology at Purdue.

Contact: 765-496-6806, pds@purdue.edu
Office: Agricultural Administration Building, room 23 (AGAD)

Brett Chambers

Brett Chambers
Academic Computing
Liaison for Area 2

Brett Chambers is the Academic Computing Liaison for Area 2. Chambers has been the Director of Information Technology for the College of Liberal Arts since 2009. Chambers graduated from Indiana University with a degree in history.

Contact: 765-496-7258, chambeba@purdue.edu
Office: Beering Building, room 1274E (BRNG)

David Carmichael

David Carmichael 
Academic Computing
Liaison for Area 3

David Carmichael is the Academic Computing Liaison for Area 3. Carmichael has been the Director of Information Technology for the College of Engineering and Director of the Engineering Computing Network since 2004. Carmichael graduated from Purdue with a degree in chemical engineering.

Contact: 765-494-3546, carmicha@purdue.edu
Office: Materials and Electrical Engineering Building, room 150E (MSEE)