Ph.D. Mississippi State University
M.S. University of North Texas
B.S. Miami University
Areas of Expertise
Software engineering; testing object-oriented software; and computer science/information systems education.
Courses I Teach:
- Database Management
- Introduction to Computer Science II
- Organization of Programming Languages
- Software Engineering
The class I enjoy teaching most is probably Introduction to Computer Science -- I like working with first-year students and helping them to discover the breadth of the computing field.
I have been helping to set up the information technology and computer science program at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan. I travel periodically to Kabul to work at the university, and maintain online communication with university officials when I’m in Vermont.
At Saint Michael's, I am one of three professors who earned the college a $578,500 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant enables Saint Michael's to provide 20 scholarships in math and computer science.
I wrote the journal article "Examining the impact of a new Information Systems Program and NSF STEM funding on computing enrollments," for Information Systems Education Journal (November 2007). I also presented the article at the 24th Annual Information Systems Education Conference (November 2007).
Life Off Campus:
My wife, Heather, and I have been married since 1985 and we have five children (four girls and a boy). I enjoy basketball, bicycling camping, dual-sport motorcycling, and reading (political, theological, and educational literature). I have worked professionally through the years with businesses of all sizes as a software engineering and education consultant or systems analyst.