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Tracy Mitrano

Cornell University
Director of IT Policy and Institute for Computer Policy and Law

Tracy Mitrano is the director of IT Policy and Institute for Computer Policy and Law. Currently she is on the boards of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, Teach Privacy, Cornell Daily Sun (the independent student newspaper at Cornell University), the Tompkins County Broadband Committee, Tompkins County Public Library and is co-chair of the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable for EDUCAUSE.

A graduate and faculty member of the Frye Institute, Mitrano served as faculty for EDUCAUSE's Seminars on Academic Computing, the Executive Leadership Institute and the Leadership Institute, and was a member of the EDUCAUSE Board 2006-2010.  She served as a member of the InCommon Steering Committee for two terms, from 2004-2010 and has been a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges and universities on the subjects of Internet national and institutional policy, electronic surveillance and government regulation, copyright, social networking and privacy.  Mitrano has a doctorate in American Women's History from Binghamton University and a law degree from Cornell Law School.  She has an appointment in the Department of Computing Information Science at Cornell University, where she teaches a course "Culture, Law and Politics of the Internet."

Mitrano writes a blog for Inside Higher Ed entitled "Law, Policy and IT?"  In June she spoke at the National Association of College and University Attorneys on Cloud Computing, and in September was a U.S. Embassy invited speaker to the Florentine Consulate in Italy at a conference on international copyright enforcement.