Bobby Schnabel is CEO of the Association for Computing Machinery, where he is responsible for working with ACM senior leadership (the officers, the board of directors, and over 1,000 volunteers) in setting and delivering ACM’s strategic direction.
Prior to ACM, he was Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. In this position he led a multi-campus school of nearly 150 faculty members and 3000 students at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, including undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and informatics, and graduate programs in information science and library science. From 2009-2010 he also served as interim IU vice president for research.
He was on the computer science faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1977-2007, and served the university as Vice Provost for Academic and Campus Technology and Chief Information Officer from 1998-2007, founding director of the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) 1997-2007, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science from 1995 to 1997, and chair of the Department of Computer Science from 1990 to 1995.
He is a co-founder and executive team member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), and former chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee.