Employer: Colorado Technical University
Job Title: Doctoral Chair, Computer Science
I'M IN AND NOW I am working with faculty, alumni, and students to further improve the quality of our programs and further the reputation of our university.
Describe your educational and professional background.
My Ph.D. is in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. After 9 years in the Air Force, I worked first in Defense and later at top-tier commercial companies such as Hewlett Packard (17 years), first as individual research and Product Development Engineer, eventually serving as an executive there and with two other companies. Upon retirement from HP, I joined Colorado Technical University where I have taught courses and administered degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and IT for over 6years. Some years back, I also taught Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Air Force Academy. And for 12 years in the Air Force Reserve, I served as a research scientist for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
How do you use this experience to help CTU students achieve their goals?
One of the best tests of whether you know a topic is whether you can stand and deliver course content to students. I have always enjoyed the challenge of teaching and learning from students about things I did not understand or never realized before.
How does higher education help individuals work toward their professional goals?
When students master the material, they become much more useful to their employers. It all flows from that.