Senior Lecturer, Information Technology (Retired)
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've taught at Southern College of Technology, Southern Polytechnic State, and Kennesaw State since 1996. I taught full-time beginning in 2003.
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.
Additional information for students, including material from prior classes, can be found here.
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
The next time somebody says "job ready graduates" to me, I'm going to tell them it's not my job to produce robots.
I will generally answer non-spam email within 24 hours during the work week; I may not answer weekend email until Monday. I don't have a University phone number any more, so email is the best way to reach me.
Availability During Breaks and Holidays: This section is here because of a former Dean. It used to say, "None. That's why they're called 'breaks' and 'holidays.'" Now it's a holiday all the time for me. Just send me email; I'll probably answer it relatively promptly.