Eric A. W. Behrens

Eric A. W. Behrens, MA

  • Vice President for Library and Information Services
  • CIO

Education

  • MA, Organizational Leadership (2012)
    Gonzaga University (WA)

About Me

As Vice President for Library and Information Services, I oversee all activities and resources for the Information Technology Services (ITS) department and Wolfgram Memorial Library.

I am responsible for leading the charge designing and implementing a comprehensive, forward-thinking, and learner-centered strategy for using information and technology. I enjoy engaging with the Widener community to find creative and effective ways to use information in service of the university's mission.

I joined Widener in 2016 as chief information officer, overseeing technology operations across all three Widener University campuses. Prior to joining Widener, I served as associate chief information technology officer at Swarthmore College. I have more than 20 years of experience collaborating with librarians to develop innovative shared services and projects.

I value a highly collaborative culture, which I strive to nurture through my leadership role. Widener's dedication to student transformation aligns with my values, and I am excited to work in a strategic capacity to support the university's mission.

Publications

  • Behrens, Eric and McCullough, Heather "Can We Talk: Approaching Difficult Conversations with Confidence," Professional Development Commons. EDUCAUSE Review, June 2016.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

EDUCAUSE