Joanna Lyn Grama, JD, CISSP
Associate Vice President
Lifelong Learner | Vegetarian Foodie | Proud Band Parent
Joanna Grama has more than 20 years of experience in higher education with a strong focus in law, IT security policy, compliance, governance and data privacy.
Before joining Vantage, Joanna was Director of Cybersecurity and IT Governance, Risk and Compliance programs at EDUCAUSE where she directed programs designed to help improve higher education information security governance, compliance, data protection, and privacy postures. Joanna is a prolific author and frequent public speaker on information security and privacy issues.
Joanna is a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (appointed to the Committee by Secretary Janet Napolitano) and serves as the chairperson of its technology subcommittee. Joanna is also a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP); the American Bar Association, Section of Science and Technology Law, Information Security Committee; and the Indiana State Bar Association. She has earned certifications in CISSP, CIPT and CRISC.
Before her EDUCAUSE experience, Joanna worked in the IT group at Purdue University as the Information Security Policy & Compliance Director. Joanna graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law with honors and practiced law before joining the Purdue staff. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.