David Adkins

David Adkins

Visiting Lecturer
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
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PhD Information Science, University at Albany, 2008

MBA Concentration in Information Technology and Finance, University at Albany, 1991

BS Telecommunications, Syracuse University, 1982

Dave Adkins

David Adkins was formerly the CIO (Chief Information Officer) for NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority. He was responsible for managing the Authority's Information Technology, Data Governance/Analytics/Architecture and Web Operations units and served as a key leader responsible for implementing and maintaining technology systems that enabled NYSERDA to advance its ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support renewable energy.

Prior to this, he served as part of the Senior CIO Executive Team at NYS Information Technology Services (ITS) leading End User Services for over 120,000 members of the state workforce and oversaw WebNY, a division supporting over 160 websites across New York State.

Before state service, he was the Chief Technology Officer for the 75,000-member New York State Bar and the Director of Information Technology for NYSUT (New York State United Teachers). Previously, he worked at several technology firms developing technology solutions for clients in the public and private sector.

Dr. Adkins has a degree in Telecommunications from Syracuse University, an M.B.A. from the School of Business, University at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University at Albany. He is a member of the CIS Advisory Committee at Hudson Valley Community College and serves on the boards of NYCON (New York Council of Nonprofits) and Council Services Plus.

In the past he has taught online and onsite courses at the University of Maryland Global Campus, University of Dayton, Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), HVCC, and UAlbany at the School of Business. He is also a part of the Medical Reserve Corps in Essex County.


CEHC Courses Taught

CEHC 242 Introduction to Cybersecurity

CINF 202 Introduction to Data and Databases

CINF 499W Senior Seminar in Informatics

CINF 496/596 Intermediate Special Topics in Informatics

CIST 614 Administration of Information Agencies