Glenn Marchi ’99, Commissioner for the Office of Central and Information Services
Dutchess County Government in Poughkeepsie, New York
Glenn Marchi received his PhD in Information Science with a specialization in decision support systems. A chief information officer (CIO), military officer, and adjunct professor, he believes the interdisciplinary PhD program provided him the technological skills to excel in his field as a practitioner, researcher and educator.
Over the course of his career, he has served as programmer, systems analyst, certified project management professional (PMP), and has held director-level positions at Mercy College, Diageo and IBM. He was a military first responder to the World Trade Center terrorist attack and was later deployed to Iraq as a battalion commander with the 42nd Infantry Division, U.S. Army where he was awarded the bronze star medal. Since July 2016, Dr. Marchi has served as the Commissioner for the Office of Central and Information Services for Dutchess County Government in Poughkeepsie, New York which has been ranked #1 county in the nation for digital transformation and innovation.
He believes that CEHC’s unique interdisciplinary PhD program prepares you to make a difference as a leader shaping the world of technology management and research in the private and public sectors.
His advice to those in pursuit of this degree: “Aspire to be a lifelong learner in your field. Build a professional network and continue to ask questions all the time to keep learning and growing.”
Caroline Buinicky ’13, Director of Research
Emma Willard School
Caroline Buinicky is currently the director of Research at Emma Willard School. Ms. Buinicky has built their Makerspace, revamped their research program, and led multiple technology and reading-focused initiatives. She loves her position at Emma as it is the perfect culmination of her passions for educating girls, making, reading, and digital citizenship.
Prior to her position at Emma, Ms. Buinicky was the CEHC Informatics Undergraduate Advisor and is still an adjunct currently teaching INF 301 Emerging Trends in Information and Technology.
Ms. Buinicky is a two-time University at Albany alumna earning her BA in Sociology and her MSIS with a concentration in School Libraries.
During her time at both UAlbany and Emma Willard, Ms. Buinicky has served on the organizing committee for the New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC). Most recently, as the Program Chair for the last three conferences. She loves bringing the magic of NYCWiC to women, and the folks who support them.