Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. the Honors College Assembly will host a guest lecture featuring UA’s Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer Dr. John McGowan. The lecture is titled, Technology: An Evolution & A Revolution, and it will be held in Lloyd 132.
“We are excited to host this lecture because Dr. McGowan’s insight provides a unique, cross-sectional opportunity for students to discover the connections developing in technology within different fields of study,” said HCA representative Riley O’Neill. “With the perspectives and knowledge gained from Dr. McGowan’s lecture, students can prepare to anticipate needs currently developing in their fields.”
Dr. John McGowan has served as the UA CIO since 2008, and he brings vast experience in the realm of technology having served as the CIO for both The University of Texas at San Antonio and Florida International University. He also served as chief technology officer for The University of Southern Mississippi.
In 2003, Dr. McGowan was selected as one of the world’s Top 10 Leaders in IT by Cisco Corporation, and he served on Cisco’s Enterprise Technical Advisory Board from 2003-2005. Dr. McGowan has worked as a consultant for IBM’s higher education practice, UNISYS, AT&T, American Express, NASA, and the Department of Defense including the National Security Agency, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army.
Dr. McGowan spent 11 years as a research biochemist in the fields of cancer research and molecular biology, and he was a member of the project advisory committee of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Human Genome Project.
Dr. McGowan’s lecture will encompass the expansive growth and impact of technology over his career, and offer insight for college students and soon-to-be graduates entering the workforce.