J.P. Auffret is director of the Research Partnerships and Grants Initiatives in the School of Business and associate director of the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.
He was previously director of the business school’s executive degree programs, including the MS in Technology Management; the MS in Management of Secure Information Systems, which is jointly offered by Mason's School of Business, Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Public Policy; and the Executive MBA.
He is also co-founder and vice president of the International Academy of CIO and has served on several recent Commonwealth of Virginia commissions including the Commonwealth of Virginia Health Information Technology Advisory Commission (HITAC) and the Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS).
Auffret’s current research includes with NSF on “Bridging the Cybersecurity Leadership Gap: Assessment, Competencies and Capacity Building” and an IBM Strategic University Research Award, “Old and New: Cross-Industry Considerations for Securing Industrial Control Systems.” Previous related initiatives include co-project lead on the 2007 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Telecommunications (APECTEL) project “Deployment of APECTEL GCIO Training Model” and advisor to the APECTEL 2005 project “Developing a GCIO Training Model” and to the APECTEL 2006 project “Developing Model GCIO Councils.”
He has 30 years of technology industry and academic experience including management and executive positions with MCI and its joint venture with British Telecom, Concert.
Auffret earned a BS in chemistry from Duke University where he was an AB Duke Scholar, an MBA from the University of Virginia and a PhD in physics from American University.