Tracy Mitrano is the director of IT Policy and Institute for Computer Policy and Law. Currently she is on the boards of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, Teach Privacy, the Tompkins County Broadband Committee, Tompkins County Public Library and is co-chair of the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable for EDUCAUSE.
A graduate and faculty member of the Frye Institute, Mitrano served as faculty for EDUCAUSE's Seminars on Academic Computing, the Executive Leadership Institute and the Leadership Institute, and was a member of the EDUCAUSE Board 2006-2010. She served as a member of the InCommon Steering Committee for two terms, from 2004-2010 and has been a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges and universities on the subjects of Internet national and institutional policy, electronic surveillance and government regulation, copyright, social networking and privacy. Mitrano has a doctorate in American Women's History from Binghamton University and a law degree from Cornell Law School.
Mitrano writes a blog for Inside Higher Ed entitled "Law, Policy and IT?" In September 2011, she was the keynote speaker at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, for its conference on copyright. In June of 2012 she spoke at the National Association of College and University Attorneys on Cloud Computing, and in September of that year she was a U.S. Embassy invited speaker to the Florentine Consulate in Italy at a conference on international copyright enforcement. June of 2013 she was the keynote speaker for the AMICAL conference held in Rome, Italy, where she spoke on MOOCs, Distributed and Global Learning.