College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Edgar U Peyronnin
Director, IT, CAS and AES
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Shepardson Building, Room
  • Ph D, Colorado State University; Public Communications and Technology
  • MS, Colorado State University; Computer Information Systems
  • MA, Indiana University; Russian and East European Studies
  • BS, Northern Illinois University; Finance
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Ed is the IT director. He joined the college in 1994 as an instructor. He has designed and built server systems for the college and led multiple campus initiatives to improve shared computing resources for over two decades. He chaired the university Campus Cloud committee, writing the final report, which led directly to the creation of the campus virtual server environment in 2012 that includes an underlying chargeback model to help assure sustainability. He recently steered the Rstore centralized research storage systems committee to create the first university centralized storage system dedicated to research. The system also uses a chargeback model for sustainability. He has taught courses in applications, web design, and ethics in technology for the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Business, and the Department of Journalism. Prior to his arrival, he served as an Army officer with unit command in Germany, as a NATO Force advisor in Greece, and as an Intelligence Officer – SW Asia region – for III Corps, Ft Sill Oklahoma during Operation Desert Storm. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University, Master’s degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Indiana University, a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the College of Business, Colorado State University and recently a Ph.D. in Public Communications and Technology from the Department of Journalism and Media Communications at Colorado State University. His dissertation explored improving the adoption rates among researchers for data preservation practices in the new digital modality. Ed has three grandchildren, is an avid cyclist, and has recently started a journey to learn finger style guitar.

Peyronnin, Edgar U, (2016) "The digital preservation of research at Colorado State University: a case study of three departments" Colorado State University. Libraries

Peyronnin, Edgar U, (1996) "The usability of public GIS data for private enterprises in the state of Colorado"