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Manager, Computer Support Services, Information Technology

Stan Paskoff is the manager of computer support services for the Sanford School. His responsibilities include managing the Sanford IT helpdesk and ensuring that hardware and software issues are attended to efficiently. He keeps up with the computer hardware and software needs of the faculty, staff and students and suggests new innovations as they become available on campus. He offers software training sessions throughout the year. He maintains the Sanford IT intranet site keeping the data in the FAQ list up to date. He purchases all hardware and software and keeps track of everything in an inventory database. He provides IT orientation for most of the faculty, staff and graduate students, including information on secure storage and secure internet use. This includes malicious email training which has proven to be very successful and improved our resilience to being hacked via social engineering. We are second best on campus and all new folks are warned not to mess up our numbers. He maintains working relationships with other IT groups on campus to keep the Sanford IT environment up to date and functioning smoothly. In 2013 he won the Duke Presidential Award for neatness and punctuality. He has taught computer networking courses at Durham Tech. Prior to coming to Sanford, Stan’s other Duke positions were IT support in the Economics Department and the A & S Deans Office. He came to Duke after working as a statistician at Research Triangle Institute. Stan earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics at North Carolina State University.