Dr. Howard C. Woodard will be retiring as Associate Chief Information Officer for Academic Technology and Professor of Information Systems at Georgia College & State University in December 2015. He also served from 2011-2015 as the Coordinator of the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program in the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. From 2011–2015 He served as Director of Georgia College at Robins Air Force Base. He has a broad range of managerial, business development skills and technology consulting experience within both the public and private sectors. Previously, Dr. Woodard served on a special assignment as the Chief Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Education from 2003-2007. Dr. Woodard is a former Department Chair of Computer Information Systems at Ambassador University, Big Sandy, TX. Dr. Woodard has over thirty years of experience successfully applying Management Information Systems and Business Solutions in domestic and international banking, computer software, financial services, manufacturing, mining, and education. Dr. Woodard's research interests encompass information systems planning and success, educational technology strategic planning, and technology utilization in higher education administration. He has written numerous publications on technology, training and learning. Over his business and technology career he worked in ever increasing levels of responsibility from programmer to CIO. He also served as president and CEO of a number of companies. Dr. Woodard holds a Certified Computing Professional certification.
Dr. Woodard was born and raised in Georgia, USA. He is married with one son and a granddaughter.