Since 2002, Tracy Futhey has presided over Duke’s information technology endeavors and led the Office of Information Technology. She is a leader in using commercial technologies to create and disseminate digital course materials, including collaboration with industry partners in the development of education-related services such as iTunesU and the use of technology to enable distant collaboration.
Under Futhey’s leadership, Duke’s IT capabilities now extend to a global network, including delivery of technology services to Duke Kunshan University and other international programs and sites. She has also influenced the higher education technology landscape regionally and nationally, leading the introduction of the nation’s first higher education owned and operated national research and education optical network and as an active member of numerous regional and national higher education organizations.
Futhey serves on various industry advisory councils for Fortune 100 technology companies and has been awarded National Science Foundation grants supporting cyber-infrastructure deployment and the adoption of software-defined networks.
Before Duke, Futhey spent 17 years at Carnegie Mellon University, where she rose to the position of chief information officer and oversaw projects in mobile and location-based computing. She holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration and a master's degree in industrial administration, both from Carnegie Mellon.