As Vice Chancellor for Information Technology at NC State University, Dr. Hoit has lead the development of a campus wide IT Strategic Plan, an IT Governance Structure and launched a number of key foundational projects that have improved efficiency and effectiveness of IT on campus. He is Chair of the SURA IT Committee and was recently an Educause board member.
He previously held numerous administrative positions at the University of Florida including Interim CIO, Director of Student PeopleSoft Implementation, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Administration and the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. He is a Professor in the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from University of California, Berkeley and his B.S. from Purdue University.
Dr. Hoit was the Co-Principal Investigator for the NCB-Prepared Grant from Homeland Security (with Chapel Hill and SAS) which has developed an early warning systems for health security concerns. He was also the PI for the development of DIGGS, an international standard XML schema for transferring transportation information which is now an ASCE Geo-Institute standard. His structural engineering research involves the computer program, FB-MultiPier, which analyzes bridge pier, superstructure and pile foundations subjected to dynamic loading. He has won numerous awards for both his Structural Engineering work as well as his IT efforts. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineering Institute.