Michael Vertefeuille

Associate Department Head

Digital Media and Design | Storrs


Instructor in Web and Interactive Media Design, Digital Game Design, First Year Curriculum

Education: MS in Computer Science (candidate), Georgia Institute of Technology
BA in Psychology, Central Connecticut State University

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus:  IOT, Converged Communications, Rendering Systems, Emerging Technology, Computer Programming, Prototyping, Wearable electronics.

Mike has served as an administrator, technology leader, and faculty member at the University of Connecticut since 1992. Throughout his career, Mike has held positions in the areas of software development, emerging technologies, voice, data, and video communications, and server administration. In 1999, Mike moved to the School of Business as a faculty member and Director of Technology and eventually the Assistant Dean and COO.  At the School of Business, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of ecommerce and internet technologies; networking and client/server architecture; computer hardware; corporate security and cryptology; and general information technology. Before moving to DMD, Mike served as the Interim Technical Advisor to the Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO.

Mike has served on a number of boards and external advisory groups including: State of Connecticut Joint Committee on Educational Technology, Technology Advisory Board for Franklin Olin College of Engineering and Board of Directors for the International Avaya Users Group. While at DMD, Mike has shared responsibility for a number of sponsored research projects, including The Hero Wall at the Boston Children’s Hospital, and more recently the creation of the DMD Digital Experience Lab.

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