Josette Riep

Josette Riep , BS,MS

Exec Dir Information Technology



ITUC Software Development - 0658

Professional Summary

Josette Riep is the Director of Software Development in IT@UC and holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology as well as a degree in business administration and technology. Josette has worked in the field of Software Development for over 20 years and her current responsibilities include: Leadership over custom development initiatives spanning education, research, patient care & administration; Equity & Inclusion sponsorship activities with an emphasis on increasing STEM representation for African Americans and other underrepresented groups, customer relationship management; budget planning, and resource allocation; project planning, the establishment of methods to share lessons learned; implementation of best practices among IT@UC developers; hands-on coordination of projects and other strategic initiatives; process improvement to evolve the efficiency and effectiveness of IT@UC operations; team building; revenue generation.

Josette is committed to creating a more inclusive environment within STEM and strongly believes that an individual must have a willingness to break through barriers, clear obstacles, and pave new paths where needed. Through participation in UC’s Diversity initiatives including the UC Equity & Inclusion Liaison Committee, the IT@UC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program, ShareIT (training and mentoring program), AI-driven research related to the expansion of African Americans in STEM, and other initiatives Josette continues to serve a role in ensuring UC creates an environment that does not tolerate but embraces our differences and thus empowers individuals and organiztions to excel.


Current Ph.D. Candidate: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, 2022 (Information Technology)

Master's Degree: University of Cincinnati 2021 (Information Technology)

Bachelor of Science: 2018 (Business & Technology)

Positions and Work Experience

01-02-2022 - Executive IT Director, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

01-01-2021 - Director, Development, University of Cincinnati,

01-01-2014 -01-01-2020 Associate Director, Software Development, University of Cincinnati, UCIT,

08-02-2010 -12-31-2014 Assistant Director, Software Development, University of Cincinnati, UCIT,

06-01-2006 -08-11-2010 IT Manager, Software Development, University of Cincinnati, Academic Information Technology & Libraries,


Peer Reviewed Publications

Riep J.; Prabhakar A. (10-06-2021. ) Leveraging Bias Conscious Artificial Intelligence to Increase STEM Graduates among Underrepresented .SIGITE 2021 - Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, , 73-74 More Information

Guard, J Roger; Brueggemann, Ralph F; Highsmith, Robert F; Marine, Stephen A; Riep, Josette R; Schick, Leslie C (2005. ) Building research administration applications for the academic health center: a case study. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, , 80 (11 ) ,1032-8

Guard, J Roger; Riep, Josette R; Sanders, Sandra P; Brueggemann, Ralph F; Marine, Stephen A; Hutton, John J; Hoffert, William L; Highsmith, Robert H (2003. ) eGrants: University of Cincinnati's Digital grants preparation, workflow routing, and submission system. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium, , 1067

Marine S.;Guard R.;Morris T.;Haag D.;Kaya B.;Riep J.;Schick L.;Tsipis G.;Shoemaker S. (12-01-1998. ) A model for enhancing worldwide personal health and wellness.Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, , 52 ,1265-1268 More Information

Guard R.;Kaya B.;Riep J.;Sims T.;Shoemaker S.;Mikhailov A. (01-01-1995. ) Ohio valley community health information network: Design considerations.Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Image Management and Communication: Medical Imaging Service in a Network Environment, IMAC 1995, , 157-167 More Information

Other Publications

Josette R. Riep (2021. ) Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to increase STEM Graduates Among Underrepresented Populations [Master's thesis, University of Cincinnati] .OhOhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center,

Kamaria Wilson (2017. ) Embrace, Empower, Excel: An Intentional Look at the Importance of Action Oriented Diversity and Inclusion with Josette Riep .


Invited Presentations

May Chang, Josette Riep (02-2020. ) BEYOND MAKERSPACES TO A NETWORK OF REGIONAL INNOVATION HUBS .VALA 2020, Melbourne, Australia. Level:International

May Chang, Josette Riep (07-2019. ) Regional Smart Campuses: Empowering and connecting an inclusive community and workforce .Smart Cities Conference, South Africa. Conference. . Level:International

Josette Riep, May Chang, Dr. Bleuzette Marshall (10-2018. ) Greater Cincinnati Regional Smart Campuses: Driving Innovation and Growth Through an Empowered, Educated and Connected Community and Workforce .Smart Regions Challenge, Columbus, Ohio. Conference. . Level:National

May Chang, Josette Riep (04-13-2018. ) From Platforms to Services .Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Membership Meeting, San Diego, California. Conference. . Level:National

Patrick Burke, Jackie Freiermuth, Josette Riep (04-04-2018. ) There’s An App for That! A Social Framework for Collaboration, Awareness and Networking .10th Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. . Level:University

Jill Gibboney, Mitchell Jones, Heidi Pettyjohn, Josette Riep (04-04-2018. ) Accessibility, Inclusion & Technology .10th Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference, University of Cincinnati. UC. . Level:University

Ted Baldwin, Steve Marine, Linda Newman, Josette Riep, Nelson Vincent, Xeumao Wang (04-14-2015. ) (In Press. ) Transforming OrganizationsPartnership · Collaboration· Agile Development .Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Conference, Seattle, Washington. Conference. . Level:National


Josette R. Riep (03-05-2021. ) Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to increase STEM Graduates Among Underrepresented Populations .Online. Conference. Level:Regional

Event Organized

ComSpark Interviews

ComSpark Interviews Other 04-02-2021 04-02-2021 Online Level:Regional

ComSpark Innovation & Technology Summit: Digital Transformation Track

ComSpark Innovation & Technology Summit: Digital Transformation Track Conference 09-21-2021 09-21-2021 Virtual Level:National

Women in Technology Leadership Summit 2021

Women in Technology Leadership Summit 2021 Conference 02-24-2021 Level:International

Honors and Awards

10-02-2021 Stemmy Awards: Technologist of the Year 2021 Status:Recipient

2021 University of Cincinnati Staff Excellence Award Recipient

CDO Magazine: Leading Academic Data Leaders 2021


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment(MeSH E), Equity, Inclusion, Application Development, Software Development, data management, service oriented architecture, microservices.