Dr. Amir Dabirian

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Dr. Amir Dabirian became the Vice President for the Division of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for California State University, Fullerton in December 2008. At Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Dabirian oversees all enterprise services of IT in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of information technology and is the former Assistant Vice Chancellor of Information Technology Services (ITS) for the California State University, Office of the Chancellor.

Dr. Dabirian’s vision of technological innovation has transformed the university into a model 21st-Century learning environment that is secure and sustainable. Under his leadership the Division of Information Technology has empowered our students to become digital citizens and to utilize immersive technology in curricular and co-curricular instruction. 

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Using innovations such as enhanced active learning environments, strategic partnerships, and utilization of open source and cloud-based software has led to a leaner and more efficient infrastructure environment. Dr. Dabirian has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Accounting, Computer Science and Extended Education departments. He is currently a professor of Marketing in the College of Business and Economics at CSUF. He also speaks publicly on information technology at conferences and events such as AACU and EDUCAUSE. Additionally, Dr. Dabirian is the IT Trends column/department editor in the IT Professional magazine, an IEEE publication.

Dr. Dabirian is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.