Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Welcome To The Family!

Fordham IT is pleased to announce some new additions to our family since the first quarter of 2014. Here is a little background about this accomplished group of diverse professionals.





   

Andrew Angelopoulous

       

      Andrew Angelopoulos comes to Fordham's Enterprise Technology Services as its new Unix\Linux Team Lead. Andrew has worked in IT for more than 15 years in and with various IT environments and clients (small shop, software vendor, government, financial, retail, and start-up) and brings a background in leading small teams, hands-on capability, and onsite pre- and post-sales engineering. Andrew looks forward to helping the University streamline process, build infrastructure, and successfully transition into and navigate the evolving IT landscape.



   


Anthony Barracca

         Anthony Barracca is a full-time consultant working in the University Information Security Office as an Information Security Engineer. His primary responsibility is to safeguard and proactively protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information owned and processed by the University. To accomplish these directives, Anthony will take part in security specializations such as incident response, forensics, and vulnerability assessments.
     Prior to working at Fordham, Anthony worked at Flushing Bank and Commerzbank as a data security analyst and information security specialist. During his tenure in financial services, Anthony took on high level and technical roles, serving as an IT team lead for a bring your own device initiative and was a project manager for a security incident and event management deployment. Anthony also worked for Infragard, a non-profit organization that serves as a public-private partnership between U.S businesses, and the FBI as a security engineering intern.
     Anthony completed his undergraduate coursework at St. John’s University, where he earned a BS in cyber security systems, with a concentration in cyber forensics. This fall, Anthony will complete an MS in computer information systems, with a concentration in security from Boston University.




   

Stephen Buckley
                                        
 
      Prior to Fordham, Stephen Buckley worked for 12 years at Central National Gottesman, one of the largest distributors of paper products, in the capacity of helpdesk/desktop support manager, as well as senior systems engineer. Before CNG, Stephen worked at HealthIS for 11 years as manager, technical lead and trainer. Stephen has extensive experience in user support, training and troubleshooting, and graduated from Mercy College with a degree in mathematics/computer science. Stephen also has Itil Foundation certification.



   

Alex Cohen

       Alex Cohen joins Fordham University as its newest member of the Messaging Team.  Alex comes from the Fire Department of New York where he was LAN Architect.   Alex brings 16 years of experience in various roles of Infrastructure Services design, deployment and support for organizations like Forbes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Omnicom Media Group Worldwide and various NYC Metro Area Systems Integrators.
     Alex invests himself on getting beyond the technology complexities so that focus can be shifted to addressing business needs and is looking forward to helping the messaging team reach their goals as a team, and introduce new solutions both internally and far reaching to Fordham's messaging system end users.
     A former United States Marine, multimedia artist, and fantasy football fanatic.  



 



Kanchan Thaokar
            
     Faculty Technology Services welcomes Kanchan Thaokar. In her new role, Kanchan provides technology enhanced academic support and facilitates the adoption of various learning technologies among faculty via workshops offerings, research, and individual consulting with professors. Kanchan also manages the Academic Computing Environment (ACE), an online research resource for faculty, as well as supports our Blackboard Learn system.
     Kanchan has worked in information technology for the past 12 years, specializing in design, development and analysis of business applications. Her IT experience includes a variety of companies and industries, including Cummins in manufacturing, Ernst and Young in multinational professional services, and Prudential in financial services. Having worked extensively with IBM, Microsoft and Google technologies, Kanchan brings a broad base of experience in management and instructional innovation.
     Kanchan earned a Bachelor’s of Engineering in computer science and an Advanced Diploma in industrial and business management from Pune University, India. She is also a certified Google Apps Administrator and holds multiple IBM professional/trainer certificates.




   
 
Chelsi Wilson


       
      Chelsi Wilson joins the IT Customer Care team as a Senior IT Analyst.  Prior to Fordham, Chelsi worked at Manhattanville College where she held roles as Applications Administrator and User Services Technician.  Her responsibilities included the administration of Exchange accounts and mailing lists (listservs), management of institution’s ePortfolio system and other 3rd party applications.  Chelsi served as the point of contact for all email related inquiries and as the functional analyst for Blackboard and Raiser's Edge. Her duties also included operational support and issue resolution for various hardware and software inquiries submitted by faculty, staff, and students.  Chelsi is customer service driven with a strong passion to maximize user satisfaction by providing accurate and understandable solutions in a patient and pleasant manner.  Chelsi graduated from Pace University where she earned her Bachelors in Computer Science.


   


Nicole Zeidan
                                       
        Nicole Zeidan is Faculty Technology Service's newest Instructional Technologist. In this role, she supports the faculty in their technological needs for teaching and scholarly activities. Specifically, she will consult with faculty on blended and online education, classroom teaching, research, and digital media production.
      Nicole most recently worked for Fordham’s IT Customer Care as a Senior Analyst, where she provided Tier 2 support, addressed IT Customer Care escalations, started a Meet & Greet program in which IT staff were introduced to staff from other departments, helped manage relationships with IT’s partners in the University community, and assisted with the training development for IT Customer Care staff. Nicole is also a moderator for Fordham IT's Innovation Group, where IT staff collaborate on ideas to improve the work and university environment. She recently completed the Fordham IT’s Laureate Program and was recently accepted into Fordham's Graduate School of Business' Executive MBA program.






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