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Deputy Director
tim_vanacker@unc.edu

Tim has over 30 years' experience as a systems administrator, programmer, and security advisor. He previously served as the director of the Carolina Population Center's IT Services for 18 years before assuming the role of Deputy Director of Research Services in 2018.

Tim provides administrative leadership for the Center by overseeing the Center's research services units, which includes communications, research and spatial programming, web programming, and IT services.

He also represents the Center at the campus level, currently serving on the Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC), UNC's Chief Information Security Officer's ITEC Advisory Committee, and the Information Security Liaisons Advisory Committee.

As CPC's Security Officer, Tim offers strategies and advice for the management and dissemination of sensitive research data to CPC projects, and assists projects with risk assessments.