Senior Lecturer, Information Technology (Retired)
I've taught at Southern College of Technology, Southern Polytechnic State, and Kennesaw State since 1996. Now I'm working with the College of Computing and Software Engineering on outreach to K-12 schools. If you'd like me to visit your school, check my topic list, or contact me to prepare material specifically for your school.
Teaching followed a 30-year career in information technology beginning in 1969, and in medical informatics since 1974 when I began working with the Medical Association of Georgia to develop a methodology for medical care review to assure quality and appropriateness of medical care for Medicare patients.
I taught because it's rewarding to help students have the "Aha! experience," and that happens several times each term. It makes me feel really good to help others learn the things that I know and to learn new things myself in the process.
If you're applying for a job or graduate school and you were in one of my classes, I can still write a recommendation. Read about recommendations or references from me, then send email.
Need help with study skills? Here is what I told students in my classes. (It's a seven-minute video.)
I earned the master's degree in computer science from Southern Polytechnic State in 1995 when it was Southern College of Technology and the Ph.D. in computer information systems from Nova Southeastern University.
I will generally answer non-spam email within 24 hours during the work week; my University phone number will either reach me or my voice mail, but I prefer email because it helps me keep track of things. If you'd like to invite me to speak, my availability calendar is on line.
Quote Without (very much) Comment
"The purpose of higher education is not to produce job ready graduates, it's to produce
life ready citizens."
–James Wagner, President, Emory University. April 3, 2013