University Director of Academic Technology/CUNY & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CUNY SPS
George Otte was named Director of Instructional Technology for The City University of New York in 2001, and renamed the University Director of Academic Technology in 2008, the year that the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology (CAT) was first convened. That same year he became the chief academic officer of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, home of CUNY’s first fully online degrees. An
English professor for decades, he is on the doctoral faculty of the programs in English, Urban Education, and Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the CUNY Graduate Center. Last year saw the publication of “Change We Must: Deciding the Future of Higher Education,” a collection of essays he co-edited with CUNY Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein.