Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, Ph.D.
Treasurer, Yes We Must Coalition
President, Keuka College, New York
Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera became the 19th President of Keuka College on July 1, 2011. Prior to assuming the leadership of Keuka, he was a professor and founding Dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Before RIT, he served as professor of computer science and Department Head at Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, GA, and was project coordinator for the Yamacraw Mission at Georgia Tech. He has held academic appointments at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, Monmouth University in NJ, George Mason University in VA and at SUNY Binghamton in NY.
In addition to his academic career, Dr. Díaz-Herrera has provided extensive consulting services to a number of firms and government agencies including the New York Stock Exchange (SIAC), MITRE Corp., the Institute for Defense Analysis, General Electric, Singer-Link, TRW, EG&G and IBM. International organizations that have benefitted from his professional expertise include the European Software Institute, Australian Defense Science and Technology Office, Kyoto Computing Gaikum, Kuwait University, Cairo University, Instituto Politecnico Santo Domingo (INTEC), Bilkent University in Turkey and Malaysia University of Technology. He has chaired national and International conferences and been a technical reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Engineering Education and several professional journals. He has over 90 publications to his credit including an internal document, Digital Learning @ Keuka, published in 2013.
Dr. Díaz-Herrera holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Computing Studies from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and recently received a Graduate Certificate in Management Leadership in Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He completed his undergraduate education in Venezuela.
Dr. Díaz-Herrera has been a member of the IEEE-CS Distinguished Visitor Program since 2001, is a leading writer of the Software Engineering Professional Examination, and co-editor of the Software Engineering volume of the Computing Curricula project (CC2001). He has an impressive record of current and past service on technical advisory committees and governing boards including the National Science Foundation, Gallaudet University, and the Strong National Museum of Play.