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Cybersecurity Symposium


Johan Uvin
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education

Dr. Johan E. Uvin joined the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in December 2009 as Senior Policy Advisor to Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier. In 2011, Dr. Uvin was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. In that capacity, he coordinates all policy and strategy development for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. This office is responsible for adult education, including corrections and reentry education, secondary, postsecondary and adult career and technical education, and community colleges. In 2012, he also became the Acting Director of the Policy Research and Evaluation Services division and the co-chair of the Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth, a multi-agency federal collaboration to improve the outcomes of disconnected youth. Since 2010, he has also been a member of the steering committee of the Domestic Policy Council’s New Americans Citizenship and Integration Initiative which developed a framework for federal efforts on immigrant integration.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Uvin led the Rhode Island state office that oversees adult education, career and technical education, and GED testing.

Dr. Uvin hold a Doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy and a Master’s in International education from Harvard University. He also holds a Master of Arts in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the School of International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Cybersecurity Symposium 2013

Strengthening Cybersecurity in Rhode Island

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dr. Lisa DiPippo
Dept of Computer Science and Statistics
9 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2701