Dr. Harry Reif of James Madison University received the 2017 ITERA Distinguished Service Award. Reif is Emeritus Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics in the College of Business at James Madison University. He earned a doctorate in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University and also holds a MBA and BS degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University.
Prior to joining the College of Business in 1999, he served as chief information officer for universities and local governments, including JMU. Harry was instrumental in the start-up of five businesses, one of which currently operates in Harrisonburg/Rockingham county. He volunteers as Commissioners and Program Evaluator for ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission, accrediting computing and engineering programs worldwide. Reif is on the Board of ITERA, promoting telecommunications education and research. He also serves on the boards of Friendship Industries and Able Solutions, non-profits dedicated to developing and employing persons with disabilities. Reif’s expertise includes strategic planning for information systems, telecommunications, project management and information security.
“I am honored to receive ITERA’s Distinguished Service Award. As one of ITERA’s founding members I share their passion for promoting excellence in telecommunications education and research. In a world where the safe and reliable sharing of business and personal data and information is essential, ITERA plays a crucial role in fostering linkages between students, professors, and businesses so that they can share knowledge, research, and techniques for creating safer and more reliable networks worldwide.”