NITLE Fellows: Ethan Benatan

Ethan Benatan has worked in higher education IT since the 1990s, serving in roles from graduate assistant to vice president and chief information officer. He has held positions at Reed CollegeMarylhurst University, Duquesne University, and (as a graduate student) at the University of Pittsburgh and Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Leadership Forum (Oregon chapter) and a graduate of the Frye Institute.

Dr. Benatan has published and presented widely including through EDUCAUSE, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, Academic Commons, and the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries. He has served on the EDUCAUSE 20/20 advisory panel, as editor for the New Horizons department of EDUCAUSE Review, and on the ACM/SIGUCCS board.

Dr. Benatan’s passion for higher education is expressed through his work in organizational development, institutional alignment, technology-facilitated community, and future-focused planning informed by large-scale trends in technology, the academy, and the economy. A recipient of the National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, he received his Ph.D. in computational biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 for work in the areas of artificial intelligence and three-dimensional protein structure.