|23rd President of Dakota State|
|Preceded by||David Borofsky|
Griffiths has worked for more than 30 years in higher education and has focused her academic research on the use of information technology in higher education, the contribution of technology and informatics, and health informatics. She has been vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University since 2010. Throughout her career Griffiths has held vice president or vice chancellor positions, with responsibility for academic affairs, information technology, and research. Nationally, she has served in three presidential appointments involving information technology and information science.
Griffiths holds a doctor of information science and a bachelor’s degree in physics from University College London. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in computer science and statistics at University College London. She has conducted numerous contracts or grants with 16 federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Science and Technology, and NASA, as well as with more than a dozen Forbes 100 companies, including AT&T Bell labs, IBM, Eastman Kodak, Johnson & Johnson, DuPont, and Colgate-Palmolive; multiple international organizations including NATO, UNESCO, and the British Library Research and Development Division; and over 10 statewide studies on networking, including Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York.