Marc I. Hoit, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO
Professor of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7015
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919.515.0141
Fax: 919.513.3013

Employment History and Experience

September 1, 2008 – Present
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO, North Carolina State University
Responsible for the central IT organization including: Advanced Computing, Business Services, Communication Technologies, Enterprise Application Services, Infrastructure, Systems & Operations, Outreach, Communications, & Consulting, Security & Compliance, Technology Support Services
September 1, 2008 – Present Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University

December 2004 – October 30, 2008
Interim Associate Provost and CIO, University of Florida
Responsible for central IT organizations including: Computer and Network Services (networking, telecom, IT security, data center, middleware), Academic Technologies (Classrooms, course management system, training, help desk, video conferencing), High Performance Computing (HPC center), Web Administration (campus web presence,), Identity Management Services (Active Directory, Authentication, Authorization). Other activities including: IT governance structures, policy development, business process improvement, grievance reviews.

June 2004 – November 2004
Director, Student Systems PeopleSoft Implementation, University of Florida
Responsible for implementing the Student portion of PeopleSoft at the university including: assembled a 40 person team, developed requirements, developed and managed timeline, implementation order, conversion of existing system and training. Implementation postponed after go-live of PeopleSoft HR and Finance required all resources be diverted to manage that transition.

July 2003 – May 2004
Associate Dean for Academics, College of Engineering, University of Florida
Responsible for all aspects of college academic operation including: Curriculum, Accreditation, Distance learning, Faculty Development and Awards programs, Tenure and Promotion, Sabbatical and Leave, Engineering Advisory Board activities, facilities and publications.

July 2001 – June 2003
Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, University of Florida
Responsible for all aspects of college research operations including: proposal and contract review, approval & submission, college matching funds, faculty compliance, facilities publications office. Managed the research office (5 staff) and facilities office (6 staff).

October 1999 – September 2000
Interim Chair, Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
Responsible for all aspects of department operation including: budget, faculty hiring, staff operations, and funding. During tenure, Civil and Coastal departments were merged, plans for building renovation and space allocation developed, preparation of ABET self-study. Department of 46 tenure track faculty, 40 staff.

August 1998 – September 1999
Interim Associate Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida
Responsible for developing budget, daily staff operations and student records office operations. Department of 38 tenure track faculty, 40 staff.

August 1997 – November 2003
Associate Director – Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED)
SUCCEED is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored education coalition of seven engineering schools funded at $60M (1992-2002). Responsibilities include facilitator for guidance team meetings and videoconferences, strategic planning, budget planning, overall budget review, dissemination of coalition successes, CDROM development.

August 1998 – August 2008
Professor, Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
August 1989 – July 1998 Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Florida, Tenured
August 1984 – July 1989 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Graduate Committee Activity
Chaired 12 PhD students, member of 10 PhD committees
Chaired 22 MS committees, member of 15 MS committees
External member of 4 international PhD committees


PhD Structural Engineering University of California, Berkeley 1983
MSE Structural Engineering University of California, Berkeley 1980
BSE Inter-disciplinary Engineering Purdue University 1978

Research Activities

Dr. Hoit is an active researcher with a balanced portfolio that contains research activities and funding in both disciplinary work in the application of IT to the Civil Engineering field and engineering educational activities including educational reform and improved learning activities.

His discipline research has lead to the creation of the Florida Bridge Software Institute. This is a University Institute that acts as a link between Civil Engineering transportation research and IT applications that help improve the technology of the field. The institute is currently involved in developing and licensing software that automated and enhances the analysis and design of bridges. The institute develops and manages the Florida State Department of transportation database which is the repository for all transportation related data. The stems from his research and leadership in the use of XML and schemas to develop an international standard for information interchange.

Dr. Hoit is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for the NCB-Prepared Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (With Chapel Hill and SAS) which is developing early warning systems for health security concerns.  The project is a unique public-private partnership developing novel ways to use existing large data set to sense health changes in the human population on the order of three months earlier than conventional methods.  This cooperative agreement has been active since 2010 and has had continued funding in excess of $8M.

His research areas of specialization include: Finite Element Analysis, Computer Software Development and Optimization, Computational Structural Mechanics, Nonlinear Structural Analysis, Effective Teaching Methods, and Structural Optimization.

Activities and Membership in Professional Organizations

EDUCAUSE Board of Directors, March 2014 to October 2015

Internet2, Research Advisory Council, 2011-present

Trustee and Chair of IT Committee, Southeastern Universities Research Association 2010-present

Member, Higher Education Advisory Board, Lenovo, 2010-present

Ohio Board of Regents STEM Review Panel, 2008 and 2009

American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) 1984-present

Chair, Blue Sky Taskforce, 2014

Fellow, 2013

Chair, Publications Committee, 2010-2012

Chair, Structure Congress Committee, 2005-present

Chair, National Technical Program Committee, 2007-2011

Associate Editor, Structures Journal, 2000-2005

Faculty Advisor, Student chapter ASCE, 1993-2004

Founding Chair, National Faculty Development Committee, 1999-2001

National Committee Member, Structural Methods of Analysis, 1994-2008

President ASCE, Gainesville Branch, 1989

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) 1995 – present

Partners in Education Committee, 1999-present

Task Committee on Faculty Development Grants, 2003-2004

Task Committee for University Interaction, January 2000

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 1984-present

Honors & Awards

Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013

CIO of the Year, Public Sector, Triangle Business Journal, 2012

Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), 2012

President’s Award, ASCE Structural Engineering Institute, 2008

Distinguished Faculty Award, Blue Key, University of Florida, 2000

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor of the Year, University of Florida, 2000

Ben Dasher Award, Honorable Mention, Best Paper, National Frontiers in Education, 1996

Teaching Improvement Program (TIP) Award, University of Florida, 1994-95, 1997-98

Most Outstanding Professor, UF Student Chapter, ASCE, 1994

Sony Sabbatical Chair, Tokyo, Japan 1990

Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Visiting Faculty, 1990

Edmund Friedman Young Engineer, National ASCE, 1988

Dow Outstanding Young Engineering Educator, ASEE, 1987

Recent Publications

Mladen A. Vouk, Samuel F. Averitt, Patrick Dreher, Dennis H. Kekas, Andy Kurth, Marc I. Hoit, Paul Mugge, Aaron Peeler, Henry E. Schaffer, Eric D. Sills, Sarah Stein, John Streck, Josh Thompson and David Wright, “Constructing next generation academic cloud services”, Int. J. Cloud Computing, Vol. 2, Nos. 2/3, 2013, pp. 104-122

Marc Hoit, “Overcoming Barriers and Making it Real”, 2013 Q2 Special Report: Big Data, Big Expectations, The Center for Digital Education, May 2013, pp 24-25

Schaffer, Henry, Averitt, Samuel, Hoit, Marc, Peeler, Aron, Sills, Eric, Vouk, Mladen “IT Systems Perspectives: NCSU’s Virtual Computing Lab: A Cloud Computing Solution”,  Computer, IEEE, July, 2009

Hoit, M., Consolazio, Gary, Finite Element, Chapter 13, Handbook of Dynamic System Modeling, CRC press, Edited Paul Fishwick, 2007

Marc Hoit, “Hammering Out an IT Reorganization”, Edu-Tech Higher Education, November, 2006

Scot Weaver, Thomas Lefchik, Kirk Beach, Marc Hoit, “Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Data Exchange: Setting the Standard”, Geocongress, New Orleans, 2008

Chris Bray, Roger Chandler, Steve Wathall, Marc Hoit, Thomas Lefchik, “Extending the Geotechnical Dictionary. Best practice for customizing the international framework for Geotechnical Data”, Geocongress, New Orleans, 2008

Marc Hoit, Mark Styler, Mike McVay, “The DIGGS Standard and Piling (v1)”,Geo-Engineering Data: Representation and Standardization, September 9th 2006, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Finley A. Charney, (editor), Donald E. Grierson, (editor), and Marc Hoit, (editor) 17th Analysis and Computation Specialty Conference, Proceedings of the Conference, May 18-21, 2006, St. Louis, Missouri

McVay, Michael, Hoit, M, Hughes E, Nguyen T, Lai P, “Development of a Web Based Design, and Construction Bridge Substructure Database”, 84th TRB Annual Meeting, on January 9-13, 2005 in Washington, D.C.

Williams, M.E., Consolazio, G.R., and Hoit, M.I. “Data extraction in engineering software using XML”, Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 36, Issues 11-12, November-December 2005, Pages 709-719.

Williams, M.E., and Hoit, M.I. “Using Neural Networks to Position Live Loads on Bridge Piers”, Journal Advances In Engineering Software 35 (10-11): 645-652 OCT-NOV 2004.

Hoit, M., Sayers, R., Lewis, B., Karkera A., “Survey Builder: A Tool to Support Assessment”, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2004.

Stanfill K., Sander E., Rossi W., Ingley H., Whitney D., Hoit M., “The University of Florida Integrated Technology Ventures (ITV) Program” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2004.

Ohland, MW, Felder, R, Hoit M, Zhang, G, Anderson, T, “Integrated Curricula in the SUCCEED Coalition”, 2003 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education; Nashville, TN, June 2003