David J. Kahle

As Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, David Kahle oversees IT planning and operations for Tufts University. He directs Tufts’ central technology investments, plans and implements IT services in support of existing and emerging goals and coordinates strategic initiatives in partnership with academic and administrative leaders of Tufts’ schools and colleges.

Prior to his appointment as CIO, David served as the Associate CIO and Director for Academic Technology Services where he was instrumental in developing a broad range of services to advance teaching and research with technology at Tufts.

David serves on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, teaching courses on technology design theory and methods and educational software development. His professional experience includes the design of networked learning environments in support of higher education, informal adult learning, and public outreach initiatives. David’s current research and development activities are focused on the creation of information systems and cognitive tools designed to increase access to and comprehension of digital information. David has been active in the development of open source technologies designed to assist scholars in managing and integrating digital content and currently leads the Visual Understanding Environment project.

David earned a B.A. from Goddard College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.

Last updated: September 2013