DEGREE: Doctor of Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems - 2009
STATEMENT: I'M IN AND NOW I'm making an impact to the field of computer science and Information Systems (IS).
Describe your educational and professional background.
I completed my undergraduate degree at a Athens State University where most of my program was done traditionally. When I took a job that took me from Alabama to Iowa I wanted to pursue a technical graduate program that was well respected for Information Assurance (IA). Since CTU was near becoming accredited by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) the choice was clear. Upon completing the graduate program I decided to further love of technology by pursuing the Doctor of Computer Science (DCS) and completed the program in three years.
How has CTU been part of your educational and professional path?
The doctoral program helped build a solid foundation for me to pursue a career in academia while the masters program allowed me to use my experience and education to be an engineering manager, program manager, and systems engineer in the defense & aerospace industry. CTU has and will continue to play a significant role in my professional path as a researcher.
How is your life different now that you've graduated from CTU?
Since completing my doctoral education I have been able to use my experience and education to secure a tenured track faculty position at a state university. Due to the rigor of the program in research I have published over 60 peer reviewed proceedings, journals, and even a book chapter. I was also asked to serve as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Information Systems & Technology Planning (JISTP), conference chair at Intellectbase International Consortium, session chair at multiple IS conferences, and asked to review submissions for multiple Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) conferences.
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