Marc Hoit

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Chief Information Officer, North Carolina State University

As Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, Dr. Hoit has led the development of a campus wide IT Strategic Plan, an IT Governance Structure, Strategic Operating Plan and launched a number of key foundational projects that have improved efficiency and effectiveness of IT on campus.  He is an EDUCAUSE Board member as well as Chair of the SURA IT Committee.  He previously held numerous administrative positions at the University of Florida including Interim CIO, Director of Student PeopleSoft Implementation, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Administration and the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering.

Dr. Hoit is also a Professor in the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department.  He received his B.S. from Purdue University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hoit is the Co-Principal Investigator for the NCB-Prepared Grant from Homeland Security (with UNC-Chapel Hill and SAS), which is developing early warning systems for health security concerns.  He was also the PI for the development of DIGGS, an international standard XML schema for transferring transportation information which is now a Geo-Institute standard.  His structural engineering research involves the computer program,FB-MultiPier, which analyzes bridge pier, superstructure and pile foundations subjected to dynamic loading.


Ph.D. 1984

Structural Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

M.S. 1980

Structural Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

B.S.E. 1978

Civil Engineering

Purdue University

Research Description

Professor Hoit's research is in structural engineering, data analytics, and IT security.


Constructing next generation academic cloud services
Vouk, M. A., Averitt, S. F., Dreher, P., Kekas, D. H., Kurth, A., Hoit, M. A., … Wright, D. (2013), International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2(2/3), 104–122.
NCSU's virtual computing lab: A cloud computing solution
Schaffer, H. E., Averitt, S. F., Hoit, M. I., Peeler, A., Sills, E. D., & Vouk, M. A. (2009), Computer, 42(7), 94–97.
Extending the geotechnical dictionary: Best practice for customizing the international framework for geotechnical data
Bray, C., Chandler, R., Wathall, S., Hoit, M., & Lefchik, T. (2008), In GeoCongress.
Geoenvironmental and geotechnical data exchange: Setting the standard
Weaver, S., Lefchik, T., Beach, K., & Hoit, M. (2008), In GeoCongress.
Data storage and extraction in engineering software using XML
Williams, M. E., Consolazio, G. R., & Hoit, M. I. (2005), Advances in Engineering Software, 36(11-12), 709–719.
Bridge pier live load analysis using neural networks
Williams, M. E., & Hoit, M. I. (2004), Advances in Engineering Software, 35(10-11), 645–652.
Engineering academic diversity: It?s the non-diverse that need to participate
, (2001). Leadership and Management in Engineering, 1(4), 72–74.
Highlights of the Seattle education congress
Highter, W. H., Clark, J. R., Hancher, D. E., Hoit, M., Reed, G. D., Roesset, J. M., & Taylor, P. (2001), Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 127(2), 51–53.
SUCCEED: a multiple university collaborative approach to systemic curriculum change
Anderson, T., Hoit, M., Felder, R., Brent, R., Zorowski, C., Ollis, D., … Phillips, H. (2001), In 2001 International Conference on Engineering Education Proceedings, Oslo, Norway, August 2001.
First-year integrated curricula: design alternatives and examples
Al-Holou, N., Bilgutay, N. M., Corleto, C., Demel, J. T., Felder, R. M., Frair, K., … Wells, D. L. (1999), Journal of Engineering Education, 88(4), 435–448.

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Land Grant Universities and Data Science Workshop: Taking Data Science to America’s Emerging Workforce
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation(4/01/18 - 5/30/19)
Land Grant Universities and Data Science Workshop: Taking Data Science to America’s Emerging Workforce
National Science Foundation (NSF)(5/15/18 - 5/31/19)
CC-NIE Networking Infrastructure: Data Intensive e-Science and SDN at NCSU
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/13 - 8/31/16)
North Carolina Bio-Preparedness Collaboration (NCB-Prepared)
US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)(5/01/10 - 2/28/15)