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Steven L. Worona
Director, Computer Policy and Law Program
Assistant to the Vice President
Office of Information Technologies
Computer Use Policies for Colleges and Universities
Steven L. Worona is Assistant to the Vice President for Information Technologies, and Director, Computer Policy and Law Program, Cornell University.
Worona has worked in the field of computer-based information storage and delivery for over 30 years. He was the creator of “CUinfo” (the first campus-wide information system) and of “Dear Uncle Ezra” (the first online counseling service). He was also a principal developer of Cornell’s PL/C compiler, and of the XCELL+ factory simulation system used at business schools around the world. In 1994, Worona’s CUPID Network Publishing System was named “Innovation of the Year” by Xplor, International. In 1998 he was elected Coordinator of the Common Solutions Group, an affiliation of universities taking leadership roles in academic networking.
Worona serves as Cornell’s Information Technology Architect, with campus-wide responsibility for coordinating the evolution of the univerity’s technology infrastruction. As Director of Cornell’s Computer Policy and Law Program, his current interests focus on how emerging information technologies impact our legal system and vice-versa. He has taught courses in Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and in the Computer Science Department, where he is currently presenting a weekly seminar on the subject of computer policy and law. He recently gave the Jerome Sidel memorial lecture at Washington University Law School on the topic of “Free Speech and Privacy in Cyberspace.”