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Dr. Edward G. Mahon
Dr. Edward G. Mahon, D.M.
Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer
Dr. Edward G. Mahon is responsible for the architecture and operations of the information technology systems in place at Kent State University, as well as the overall vision for the university's information technology environment in the future.
Mahon arrived at Kent State in 2004 with more than 23 years of experience in communications and information technology and services. He serves on several advisory bodies, including Educause, a key association that promotes the intelligent use of information technology in higher education.
Under his leadership, Kent State has received national recognition for innovative communications technology:
- Most recently, the university was honored by CIO magazine as one of its prestigious “CIO 100” award winners, which recognize top businesses and organizations around the world whose innovations and competence best create business value through information technology. Kent State received the honor for the Mahon-led enterprise resource planning system, which created a unified digital university, while saving more than $600,000 annually.
- In 2009, Kent State was selected as one of 11 top university technology innovators by Campus Technology magazine. The award recognized the university wide effort to implement the Banner Enterprise Resource Planning System.
Before coming to Kent State, Mahon served as the associate vice president and chief information officer at the University of Missouri at Columbia. At Missouri, Mahon was responsible for campus and system-wide information technology and originated the Big 12 CIO group. He currently serves on the Ohio Inter-University Council CIO group.
In addition, Mahon serves on two key Kent State advisory panels:
- The Health Informatics Advisory Council
- The Center for Corporate and Professional Development Advisory Board
Mahon holds a bachelor's degree in management/information systems from Eckerd College in Florida, a master's degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Doctorate of Management from Case Western Reserve University, where he was Mandel Fellow in the Weatherhead School of Management.
His recent publications include:
- “Implementing an ERP on Time and on Budget: An Innovative, Inclusive Approach,” Educause Center for Applied Research, Research Bulletin, Vol. 2009, Issue 10, May 19, 2009.
- “The Cloud as an IT Sourcing Strategy,” Educause Review, July/August 2011.
- “Vision and Compassion as an Amplifier of Emotional Intelligence in Organizational Engagement,” at the 71st Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, held in San Antonio, August 12-16, 2011, http://meeting.aomonline.org/2011/