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University of Michigan School of Information

Doug Van Houweling

Douglas Van Houweling

Professor Emeritus of Information, School of Information, Professor Emeritus in Service, Learning Health Sciences, Medical School Email: [email protected] Phone:
Office: School of Information/3437 North Quad Faculty Role: Emeritus Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: No News About Douglas Van Houweling


Doug Van Houweling has a long career in higher education information technology leadership and management. He has led the information technology function at Cornell University, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Michigan. He has also led in the development and deployment of advanced network infrastructure for higher education and research, first with the NSFNET project and then leading Internet2.

Areas of interest

Doug's research interests include the development and future of the Internet, sensor networks and information technology management

Honors and awards

Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Indiana University, 2017

Internet Hall of Fame, 2014

The Thomas Hart Benton Medallion, Indiana University

John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award, Iowa State University

National Leadership Award, EDUCAUSE


BS in government, Iowa State University

PhD in government, Indiana University


News about Douglas Van Houweling

Looking Back at the Future: Reflections of the Internet Pioneers. Friday, November 4. Doug Van Houweling. Professor Emeritus of Information.
UMSI event explores the history of the internet with Doug Van Houweling

On November 4, 2022 students will have the opportunity to talk with internet pioneers Nathaniel Borenstein and Doug Van Houweling about the early days of the internet.

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