Executive Director, Converged Technologies for Security, Safety and Resilience
Office of the VP for IT, Virginia Tech
Program Director for eCorridors, Blacksburg Electronic Village, VT GIS, Enterprise GIS, Center for Geospatial Information Technology
2060 Torgersen (0197)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
During her 20 years of employment with the University, Ms. van Gelder has participated as a member of a number of national working groups focused on broadband policy issues, and has directed a number of special research efforts focused on policy and regulatory issues associated with advanced telecommunications networks. Ms. van Gelder has made numerous presentations to key legislators, FCC officials, and community leaders regarding the policy issues associated with advanced network infrastructure leveraging various technologies. She has served on multi-university projects to assess resiliency and vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure for regions of Virginia in the context of disaster recovery or emergencies. Her most recent activities involve policy and implementation issues related to the convergence of physical security and logical security, as well as public safety initiatives involving information technologies at Virginia Tech. Ms. van Gelder has a Masters degree from Virginia Tech in Marketing/Business Administration.