I joined USF's Lakeland campus in 2002 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Technology. In 2006, upon the departure of the founding chair of the Department, I was appointed Interim Chair. In 2009, as USF Polytechnic shifted to a different organizational structure, I was appointed Director of the Division of Information Technology, a post exactly equivalent to my previous role as Interim Chair. In 2012 I was promoted to Associate Professor. Upon the legislative shutdown of USF Polytechnic in 2012, the Division transitioned as an independent organization to the College of Engineering on the Tampa campus. Eventually the program and its faculty merged with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering; my role transitioned to Program Director for IT programs. Having fully paid my "admin dues," I was released from my Program Director duties in August of 2015 and have redirected my efforts to initiating a new research program.
I have a wide range of interests, including computational intelligence, asynchronous systems, communications for robotics, and computing education.
My terminal degree in Electrical Engineering tilts my teaching interests into the hardware-oriented area. I've taught courses in information technology concepts, computer organization, networking and operating systems.
PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Rhode Island (1999)
MS in Computer Science, University of Rhode Island (1978)
BA in Physical Science, Rhode Island College (1966)
Honors and Awards:
• ACM Recognition of Service Award, in conjunction with serving as General Chair for the 2013 ACM Conference in IT Education and IT Research.