Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Gerry McCartney serves as Purdue University's chief information officer and is responsible for overseeing the University’s central information technology organization (ITaP), academic IT staff, and the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness.
Under McCartney's leadership, Purdue has developed the nation's largest campus cyberinfrastructure for research, with six supercomputers having been listed in the internationally known Top500 list. Also during his tenure, Purdue has developed some of the nation's most advanced learning and classroom technologies, including Signals and a portfolio of seven Purdue-proprietary mobile apps for students.
In addition to being vice president and CIO, McCartney is an associate professor in Purdue's College of Technology and is the inaugural recipient of the Olga Oesterle England Professorship of Information Technology.
In 2013 McCartney received the Global Leader in IT Value Award given by the Innovation Value Institute, which is based at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Previous winners of the award are Andrew Bryant, executive vice president and chairman of the board of the Intel Corp.; Niall O'Connor, CIO at Apple; Rebecca Jacoby, senior vice president for IT at Cisco; Frank Franovsky, vice president for hardware design and supply chain operations at Facebook; and Bob Jones, head of the CERN Openlab.
Previously McCartney served two years as assistant dean for technology at Purdue's Krannert School of Management, where he taught in the Krannert MBA, executive education, and engineering management program.
From 1993 to 2004, McCartney was associate dean and chief information officer at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He also has held managerial positions in the computing centers at both the University of Notre Dame and Maynooth College in Ireland.
McCartney is married to Dr. Kitti Carriker and they have two sons in college.