Deputy Director, Elizabeth Golder with Prospective Students

ITP has a talented and accessible staff. Students, alumni, corporate partners, and all other kinds of partners are invited to contact our staff by phone or email at any time.

Staff members can coordinate conferences and meetings, reach out to industry, collaborate with the ITP advisory board, and much more.

Please let us know how we can collaborate with you.

Faculty Director: Douglas Sicker

  • DBC Endowed Professor and Director of ITP
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Network security, technology based policy and telecommunications policy. His teaching interests include distributed systems, network security and telecommunications public policy



Douglas Sicker recently served as NTIA’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Advisor for Spectrum. He also holds the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Chair and is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a joint appointment in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. Before joining NTIA, he was the Federal Communications Commission’s Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he served as a senior advisor on the FCC National Broadband Plan and, before that, as Director of Global Architecture at Level 3 Communications, Inc. Earlier still, Dr. Sicker served as Chief of the FCC’s Network Technology Division. After leaving the FCC, he served as Chair of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council steering committee, an FCC federal advisory committee that focuses on network reliability, wireline spectral integrity and Internet peering and interconnection. He also served on the Technical Advisory Council of the FCC. In addition, he has also held faculty and industry positions in the field of medical sciences. Dr. Sicker is a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of the ACM and the Internet Society. He has chaired and served on the program committees of numerous technical conferences including IEEE, DySPAN, ISART and TPRC. His research interests include network and wireless systems, network security, and telecommunications policy.


PhD, University of Pittsburgh


Phone: 303-735-4949
Fax: 303-492-1112 
E-Mail: Douglas.Sicker@Colorado.EDU
Office: ECCR 1B54A 
Web Site:

Deputy Director: Elizabeth Golder


Ms. Golder joined ITP in 2007 after two successful long-term positions with The Aspen Institute and The Carlyle Group, both in Washington D.C. She has extensive experience in working with high-level corporate executives in the telecommunications, media and financial industries, as well as governmental officials. Ms. Golder is one of ITP's strategic architects, and is the primary interface for student admissions, student advising, and administrative supervision. She is also the industry liaison for ITP.

  • BA, Political Science, University of North Florida

E-mail: (for ITP inquiries) or
Office Hours: Monday: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Or by appointment