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Dr. Stefan Brandle

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

 

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Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Office Location: Euler 204
Phone: (765) 998-4685
Email: stbrandle@taylor.edu

Specialties: Tools that enhance learning, Artificial intelligence, Data communications, Computer science education, E-commerce, Teaching children how to program

 

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Stefan Brandle

Professor
Computing and System Sciences Department
Taylor University
236 W. Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989
Electronic Mail: sbrandle@cse.taylor.edu
Telephone: 765-998-4685, fax: 765-998-4940

(Home)
PO Box 557
Upland, IN 46989
765-998-2350

 

EDUCATION:                  

Ph.D., Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), 5/98
Thesis Title: Using Joint Actions to Explain Acknowledgments in Tutorial Discourse: Application to Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Thesis Advisor: Martha W. Evens

M.S., Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL 5/92

B.A., cum laude, Philosophy, Wheaton College, IL, 5/86

 

PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

  • Professor, Taylor University, IN, 08/11 – present
  • Associate Professor, Taylor University, IN, 8/02 – 5/03, 08/04 – 05/08, 08/09 – 05/10
  • Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Mauritius, 8/08 – 7/09
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Valparaiso University, IN, 8/03 – 5/04
  • Assistant Professor, Taylor University, 9/99 – 5/02
  • Lecturer, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), IL, 8/98 – 5/99
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wheaton College, IL, 8/97 – 5/98
  • Research Assistant, Illinois Institute of Technology, 5/96 – 8/97
  • Instructor, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1/94 – 5/96
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wheaton College, 8/92 – 5/93

GRANT ACTIVITY:

  • “Preparing and Delivering Community Presentations on Online Safety for Adults and Children” ($750), February-May 2010, service learning project, Taylor University. PI: Stefan Brandle.
  • Fulbright Scholar Fellowship to the University of Mauritius ($75,000), 12 months, August 2008-July 2009.
  • Science Research Training Project ($3,000) summer 2007, “An Investigation of Techniques for Building Automated Testing Programs”. PI: Stefan Brandle; student: Thomas Nicol.
  • Traveled to visit Bingham University in Nigeria to deliver lectures, consult on curriculum, and investigate future cooperation possibilities ($2,300). Submitted 11/2006. Funded 12/2006. Funded jointly by the Taylor University Centre for Global Engagement, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, CSS Department, and Upland Community Church. PI: Stefan Brandle
  • Taylor University Educational Technology Center Mini-grant ($500). “Prototyping an Entirely Online Data Structures Lab Book.” (May, 2006). PI: Stefan Brandle
  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)/Kern Family Foundation (KFF) grant #2962–05 $5,000 KEEN Planning Grant. Submitted 11/14/2005; awarded 12/5/2005. PI: Mick Bates; Co-PIs: Stefan Brandle, Bob Davis, Bill Toll
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) 3-year $240,432 Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) proposal 0552628. “Site REU in Computer Science and Computer Engineering with Emphasis on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems – RUI.” Submitted 09/07/2005; judged competitive, but declined 12/20/2005. PI: Stefan Brandle; co-PI: Will Holmes.
  • Taylor University Step Grant 2-year $17,000. “Automating Data Structures Lab Assessment.” Submitted 02/07/2005; awarded 04/04/2005. PI: Stefan Brandle
  • Science Research Training Project ($2,000) summer 2002, TU SAT-1 and automated grading, feedback and visualization system. PI: Stefan Brandle

COMMERCIAL RESEARCH:

  • “Proprietary research for Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories in the area of high-granularity network artifacts for cyber testing”. Spring 2010 (2 faculty, 2 student researchers); summer 2010 (1 faculty, 1 student researcher); fall 2010 (3 faculty, 5 student researchers); spring 2011 (3 faculty, 5 student researchers); summer 2011 (4 faculty, 3 student researchers); fall 2011 (3 faculty, 3 student researchers); spring 2012 (2 faculty, 3 student researchers).
  • “After-the-fact hyperlink construal and insertion into legal documents in PDF format” and related projects related to indexing, storing, and retrieving relevant legal documents. Kallina & Associates CharitablePlanning.com project. Fall 2005-Summer 2008. Bulk of work was summer 2006 (4 faculty, 1 student); summer 2007 (4 faculty, 3 students); summer 2008 (1 student).

Awards and Honors

Fulbright Scholar Fellowship to the University of Mauritius, 12 months, August 2008-July 2009.

Offered Fulbright award to Rwanda for 2004-2005 school year. Had to decline for family reasons.

Undergraduate College Fellowship and Academic Unit Fellowship ($4,000) 1998-1999 academic year, Illinois Institute of Technology

Office of Naval Research AASERT fellowship, full graduate tuition for 1996-1997

Best Student Paper, Eighth Midwest AI and Cognitive Science Conference, 1997

Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus Honoree, 1995

Books

Brandle, Geisler, Robergé, and Whittington. C++ Data Structures: A Laboratory Course, 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett, 2008, ISBN 978-0763755645.

Robergé, Brandle, and Whittington. A Laboratory Course in C++ Data Structures, 2nd Edition. Jones & Bartlett, 2003, ISBN 0-7637-1976-5.

 

Refereed Publications

Nurkkala, Thomas, and Brandle, Stefan. “Software Studio: Teaching Professional Software Engineering”. Proceedings of the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education SIGCSE, Dallas, Texas, 2011, pp. 153-158.

Evens, Martha W., Brandle, Stefan, Chang, Ru-Charn, et al. CIRCSIM-Tutor: An Intelligent Tutoring System Using Natural Language Dialogue. Twelfth Midwest AI and Cognitive Science Conference, MAICS 2001, Oxford, OH: 16-23.

Freedman, Reva, Brandle, Stefan, Glass, Michael, et al. Content Planning as the Basis for an Intelligent Tutoring System (System Demonstration). In Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation (INLG-9), Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 1998, pp. 280-283.

Brandle, Stefan, and Evens, Martha.  1997.  Acknowledgments in Tutorial Dialogue.  In Eugene Santos, Ed., Eighth Midwest AI and Cognitive Science Conference, Dayton, OH, AAAI Press, AAAI Technical Report CF-97-01, Menlo Park, CA: 13-17.

Brandle, Stefan.  1996.  Understanding Human Communication Acknowledgment Protocols by Studying Artificial Communication Protocols.  Proceedings of Annual MAICS Conference.  http://www.cs.indiana.edu/event/maics96/Proceedings/brandle.html.

Non-Refereed Publications and Posters

Brandle, Stefan, and Whittington, David. “Automated Grader & Feedback System, or ‘How we’re trying to use technology to speed up grading and improve the quality of feedback’”, ACM SIGCSE-2003 poster session, Reno, NV; referenced in the Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education: p. 414.

Holmes, W.C., Bryson, Josh, Gerig, Brent, et al.  TU Sat 1: A Novel Communications and Scientific Satellite. The 16th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, SSC02-I-1, August, 2002, Logan, UT.

Brandle, Stefan, and Evens, Martha.  1997.  Acknowledgments in Tutorial Dialogue.  Poster session at Cognitive Science Society conference.  Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwa, NJ: 872.

Brandle, Stefan, Robergé, James, and Smith, George.  1996.  The Realities of Teaching the Distance Learner.  Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Technology and Education: New Orleans, LA: 416-418.

Presentations, Workshops, and Educational Outreach

Brandle, Stefan, Wilson, Steven. Proprietary presentations on results of research for Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories in the area of high-granularity network artifacts for cyber testing. June 24, 2011.

Brandle, Christina, and Brandle, Stefan. Sub-Saharan Fulbright Scholar/Student pre-departure orientation for Mauritius. June 19-21, Washington, D.C.

Brandle, Stefan. “Scratch Club”. Monthly meeting with 3rd – 8th graders to demonstrate their new scratch projects, discuss programming issues, and introduce computer science topics. February, 2011 through June, 2011.

Biere, Jon, Brandle, Stefan, Deal, Garret, Schrock, Jonathan. Proprietary presentations on results of research for Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories in the area of high-granularity network artifacts for cyber testing. December 21, 2010.

Brandle, Stefan, and Whipple, Andrew. “Be Fruitful: Planting and Care of Fruit Trees”. Upland Community Church, Upland, Indiana, October 2, 2010.

Brandle, Stefan. “Creating Computer Animation Stories”. Taught two one-week classes on programming with Scratch to 3rd-5th  and 6th -8th graders. Taylor University Summer Academy, Upland, Indiana, June, 2010.

Brandle, Stefan. “Safety for Children on the Internet”. Upland Community Church, Upland, Indiana, September 18, 2010.

Brandle, Stefan, and Blair, Ian. “Education in the Year 2020”. Teaching for Technology Conference, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, August 20, 2010.

Bier, Austin, Brandle, Stefan, Denardo, Jesse, Geisler, Jonathan, and Schrock, Jonathan. Proprietary presentations on results of research for Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories in the area of high-granularity network artifacts for cyber testing. July 26, 2010.

Brandle, Stefan. “Safety for Children on the Internet”. VIA Credit Union, July 10, 2010, Marion, Indiana.

Brandle, Stefan. “Tutorial: Automated Grading of Student Programming Assignments”. CCSC:CP, April 9-10, 2010, Park University, Parkville, Missouri.

Brandle, Stefan. “The Family Computer”. Upland Community Church, February 13, 2010, Upland, Indiana.

Brandle, Stefan. “The Fulbright Experience”. Two presentations for Ivy-Tech faculty and students, November 9, 2009, South Bend, Indiana.

Brandle, Stefan. “Automated Grading of Student Programming Assignments”. CCSC:MW, October 10, 2009, St. Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois.

Brandle, Stefan. “Challenges in Providing Education for the Least of These”. Fall science seminar lecture series, School of Natural and Applied Sciences, September 14, 2009, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.

Brandle, Stefan. “Workshop on Automated Grading of Student Programming Assignments”. June 30-July 3, 2009. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Mauritius.

Brandle, Stefan. “Live from Mauritius” Internet presentation for Taylor University students in Summer Research Training Program, July 15, 2009.

Brandle, Stefan. “Using Technology to Engage First-Year Computer Science Students in Mastery Learning.” 2006 Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, February 17, 2006, IUPFW, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Brinks, Daniel J., and Brandle, Stefan. “Touché: A Computer Science Laboratory Autograder.” Indiana Academy of Science, 121st Annual Meeting, October 6-7, 2005, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

Brandle, Stefan, and Geisler, Jonathan. “BattleShips Project Set”, Nifty Assignments Special Panel, ACM SIGCSE-2005 annual conference, St. Louis, MO; referenced in the Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education: p. 372.

Brandle, Stefan.  2002.  “Automated Grader and Feedback System.”  Teaching with Technology Show ‘n Tell, faculty workshop, Taylor University, October 9, 2002.

Brandle, Stefan, Digh, Andy, and McCormick, Martha, "Selecting and Preparing Student Programming Teams", Panel Session, Bob Riser moderator, 15th Annual Southeastern Conference of the Consortium for Computing in Small College (CCSC:SE), Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, November 2-3, 2001.

Brandle, Stefan.  1996.  “Computer Science Labs: Using Closed Labs.”  1996 Midwest Computer Conference, Loyola University.

Brandle, Stefan.  1995.  “Computer Science Labs: A Newcomer’s Observations.”  1995 Midwest Computer Conference, Northern Illinois University.

Student Presentations/Publications

Hruska, Thomas. “Vexed Puzzle Solver: Developing a Program Incrementally.” Proceedings of the Ninth Annual CCSC Central Plains Conference (CCSC:CP 2003), Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. In The Journal of Computing Sciences in College, Volume 18, Number 4, April 2003, pp. 183-188.
Thomas submitted this paper as a professional paper (got published in the proceedings), not as a student paper (don’t get published in the proceedings), and sparked a debate within the conference committee when it was discovered that he was a student, not a professor. The committee decided that his paper had been accepted as a good professional paper before it was known that he was a student, and that he had thus earned the right to having the paper published in the proceedings.

Robergé, Brandle, and Whittington. A Laboratory Course in C++ Data Structures, 2nd Edition. Jones & Bartlett, 2003, ISBN 0-7637-1976-5.
David Whittington and I co-wrote the entire second edition of the book during the summer preceeding David’s senior year and much of the fall of that year. David was able to attend the SIGCSE 2003 conference, receive a “Jones and Bartlett author badge”, and meet with prospective book adopters at the publisher’s booth.

Brandle, Stefan, and Whittington, David. “Automated Grader & Feedback System, or ‘How we’re trying to use technology to speed up grading and improve the quality of feedback’”, ACM SIGCSE-2003 poster session, Reno, NV; referenced in the Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education: p. 414.

Indiana Student Software Awards Competition (ISSAC, http://www.butler.edu/cs/ISSAC/). 2002 was the last time the competition took place.

  • 2002, Joshua Chapman, “Solar 3D” (and Solar Sphere), 2nd place undergraduate individual.
  • 2001, Luke Ehresman and Nathan Ehresman, “Squirrel Mail”, 1st place undergraduate team, see http://www.squirrelmail.org/.

Classes Taught

University of Mauritius

Multimedia Communication, CSE 6043 (F08)

Computer System Organization, CSE 1007Y (S09) – co-taught

Web Technology, CSE 2003Y (S09) – co-taught

Computer Networks, CSE 3002Y (S09) – co-taught

Taylor University

Introduction to Programming with Pascal, COS 112 (F99)
                Introduction to Computer Science, COS 120 (F04)

Introduction to Computer Science II, COS 121 (F05, S06, F06, S07, F09, S10, F10, S11, F11, S12)

Missions Technology, COS 230 (F06, F09, F10)

Business Applications Programming, COS 240 (S00)

Data Structures, COS 250 (F99, S00, F00, S01, F01, S02, F02, S03)

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (S06, S07, S08, S10, S11, S12)

Human Computer Interaction, COS 314 (S10, S12)

Current Literature Survey, COS 310 (F01, F02, F06)

Data Communications, COS 331 (S06, S07, S10)

Software Engineering, COS 340 (F04, F07, F10, F11)

Independent Study, COS 360 (Sum03)

Competitive Programming, COS 370 (F02)

Software Engineering Project I, COS 370 (F05)

Software Engineering Project II, COS 370 (S06)

Natural Language Processing, COS 380 (S07)

Computer Organization and Architecture, COS 381 (F99, F00, F01, F02)

Operating Systems, COS 421 (S00, S01, S02, S03)

Directed Research, COS 450 (F01, S02)

E-Commerce, SYS 210/310 (F00, S01, F01, S02, F02, S03, S10, S12)

Modeling and Simulation, SYS 402 (F09)

Foundations of Christian Thought – Discussion Group Leader, IAS 110 (F00)

 

Illinois Institute of Technology

Introduction to the Professions II, CS101 (S99)

Introduction to Programming II with C++, CS200 (S95)*

Data Structures and Algorithms, CS331 (F98, S99)*

Systems Programming, CS351 (F94, S95, F95, S96)*

Introduction to Advanced Studies I, CS401 (F98, S99)*

Undergraduate Research, CS 491 (S99)

Introduction to Programming with C++, CS495 (S97)

Operating System Design and Implementation, CS551 (S94, F94, S95, F95, S96, F98, S99)*

* Classes marked by an asterisk were taught in a traditional classroom and simultaneously to remote students via the university's distance learning system, IITV.

 

Valparaiso University

Algorithms and Programming, CS157 (F03)

Algorithms and Abstract Data Types, CS158 (S04)

Data Structures and Programming Languages, CS257  (F03)

Software Design and Development, CS358 (S04)

UNIX-Based Web Application Programming, CS 290 (S04)

Wheaton College

Introduction to Programming Using Java (S98)

Computer Literacy (F97, S98)

Operating Systems, CSCI 455 (S93)

Seminar Series on Scientific Visualization (F92)

                                               

Conferences Attended

ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (ACM SIG-CSE) annual meeting: 1999, New Orleans, LA; 2000, Austin, TX; 2001, Charlotte, NC; 2002, Covington, KY; 2003, Reno, NV; 2004, Norfolk, VA; 2005, St. Louis, MO; 2006, Houston, TX; 2007, Covington, KY; 2008, Portland, OR; 2010, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 2011, Dallas, Texas.

Association for Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Annual Convention: Chicago, June 1997.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences: Huntingon University, June 2005.

Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting:  1994, Atlanta, GA; 1995, Pittsburg, PA; 1996, San Diego, CA; 1997, Stanford, CA.

College Consortium for International Education (CCIE) Annual Faculty Symposium, "Globalization In Perspective":  October 2001, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana.

Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges:Central Plains (CCSC:CP): April 2003, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas; April 2010, Park University, Parkville, Missouri.

Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges:Midwest (CCSC:MW), Sept. 2002, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN; Sept. 2003, Dennison University, OH; Sept. 2005, Millikin University, IL; Sept. 2006, DePauw University, IN; Oct. 2009, St. Xavier University, IL; Oct. 2010, Franklin College, IN; Sept. 2011, Huntington University, IN.

Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges: Southeast (CCSC:SE), Nov. 2001, Lipscombe University, Nashville, KY.

Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC) Summer Computer Conference: St. Paul, MN, 1991; Schenectady, NY, 1992; Atlanta, GA, 1997.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Annual councilors’ meeting: Wabash College, IN, 2005; DePauw University, IN, 2006.
Biennial conference: DePauw University, IN, 2006.

Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, February 17, 2006, IUPFW, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Indiana Horticultural Society Summer Meeting, June 26-27, 2001, The Apple Works, Trafalgar, IN.

International Conference on Computing in Missions:  1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 Upland, Indiana.

International Conference on Technology and Education:  1996, New Orleans, LA.

Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference:  1995, Carbondale, IL; 1996, Bloomington, IN; 1997, Dayton, OH; 2002, Chicago, IL; 2010, South Bend, IN.

Society for Text and Discourse Annual Meeting:  July 1996, San Diego, CA.

Technology for Teaching: August 2009, August 2010 (Taylor University, Upland, Indiana).

Workshops Attended

Program by Design: Bootstrap, TeachScheme, ReachJava, and Beyond.

 

Teaching International Students. Sponsored by Taylor University Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, taught by Jack Peterson (ESL) and Anila Karunakar (international student programs). Taylor University, September 2010 (Upland, Indiana).

Media Computing. NSF-sponsored workshop taught by Mark Guzdial and Barbara Erickson on the use of media computing as a means of attracting students to computer science and students in computer science. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin; March 2010)

ABET (originally, Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology) engineering accreditation workshop to prepare for accrediting computer engineering program at Taylor University (San Diego; Oct. 2005)

Kern Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (KEEN) Workshop; to study ways of integrating entrepreneurial activities into the curriculum and to begin a grant proposal for $50,000 for enhancing entrepreneurship in the curriculum at Taylor University. (Thunderbird University, Phoenix; Jan. 2006)

NSF Workshop for Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions, speaker Tom Vandergon. Taylor University, August 5, 2005.

Professional Activities

Campus Fulbright program representative for students and faculty, Taylor University, 2009-present

Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM and SIGCSE) 1997-present

Member of Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) 2002-present

Member of Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) 2004-2007

Member of IEEE (Computer, Education Society) 1997-present

Conference committee for CCSC:MW (2006-2007, 2010-2011)

Paper reviewer for ACM SIGCSE (2002-2011)

Paper reviewer for CCSC:SE (2007, 2009)

Paper reviewer for CCSC:MW (2002-2005, 2009-2011)

Paper reviewer for ITiCSE (2007, 2009-2011)

Peer reviewer for Fulbright East Africa applications (Oct. 2009, Oct. 2010, Oct. 2011).

Textbook reviewer for Prentice-Hall (Jan. 2002)

Textbook proposal reviewer for Prentice-Hall (Aug. 2001)

Computer Science Advanced Placement Test grader (AP-CS) for Educational Testing Services (June 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2010-2011)

Departmental Activities

Co-proposer of and participant in activities of Center for Missions Computing (along with Bill Toll and Tom Nurkkala) at Taylor University: Center officially came into existence in January, 2010. 2004-present.

Member of a group of five that developed proposals for three new professional masters programs – two of which were implemented – at the University of Mauritius, November 2008- May 2009.

Sponsor for extremely successful ACM programming competition teams (best standing is fall 2002, 8th out of 131, defeating teams from CMU, University of Michigan at Ann-Arbor, Case Western  Reserve): Taylor University, 1999-2003, 2005-2006. Valparaiso University, fall 2003.

Advisor for Computer Club: Taylor University, 1999-2003, 2005-2006.

Senior capstone examiner: Taylor University, 1999-2003, 2005-2008, 2009-present.

Curricular initiatives: proposed a new track in major (Software Engineering) with emphasis on developing industrial quality software products for real customers, 2005-present. Lead experimental trial of curriculum, which has now become formalized and moved on to another to run the curriculum.

Envisioned and initiated establishment of a Taylor University “women in computing” chapter, 2005-present.

Academic advising of students: Illinois Institute of Technology, 1994-1996, 1998-1999; Taylor University, 2000-2003.

Curriculum review projects: Illinois Institute of Technology, 1995-1996; Taylor University, 2000, 2001, 2002.

Examiner: Illinois Institute of Technology, MS written comprehensive exams, 1994-1996, 1998-1999; Taylor University, senior comprehensive aural exams, 2000-2003, 2006-2008, 2010-present.

Entrepreneurial Interests and Activities

Established project to automate assessment, grading, and feedback of assigned work for first year computer science students. (2002-present)

Working to establish a standard platform and architecture that would routinely enable computer science textbook publishers and authors to deliver automated grading for textbook assignments. (2005-present)

Leading development of a new software engineering concentration in the Taylor University computer science major. Participating students receive an in-house consulting company experience as they work for two years on real projects that have real clients. The goal is that each project will result in the delivery of industrial-quality software to the client. (2005-present)

Participant in project to build TU SAT-1, a prototype satellite for low-cost e-mail communications for developing nations/non-profit groups, and for performing low-orbit gathering of atmospheric research data. Specific responsibilities include telemetry, email subsystem, and advising students on various programming projects. (02/2001 – 05/2006)

Submitted proposal to the National Science Foundation requesting $240K over three years to support a summer program training 10 undergraduate students per year in research and development in computer science and computer engineering. Rated competitive, but declined. (09/2005)

Led university-wide online e-commerce advancement project: outcomes include successfully setting up bookstore for online sales, establishing online banking partner for university, establishing registration and payment forms capability (e.g., homecoming and parents’ weekend). (2004-2005 school year)

Part of team examining possibilities for establishing an entrepreneurial commercial research and development organization to support commercial and commercialization ventures by Taylor University faculty, students, and other constituents. (2005-present)

Non-Teaching Experience

Taylor University

Campus Fulbright program representative for students and faculty, Taylor University, 2009-present.

Faculty Vice-Moderator, 2010-present.

Participant in project to build TU SAT-1, a prototype satellite for low-cost e-mail communications for developing nations/non-profit groups, and for performing low-orbit gathering of physics research data. Specific responsibilities included telemetry and email subsystem. Project has performed over 100 balloon launch tests to date. Participated 02/2001 – 2004.

Student practicum (internship) supervisor: 2000-2008, 2010-2011.

Led university-wide online e-commerce advancement project (2004-2005 school year): successful outcomes include bookstore set up for online sales, online banking partner established, online registration and payment forms capability established (e.g., homecoming and parents’ weekend).

Part of team examining possibilities for establishing an entrepreneurial commercial research and development organization to support commercial and commercialization ventures by Taylor University faculty, students, and other constituents.

Computer engineering accreditation (ABET) team. (2005-2008)

Programming contest team coach

MuKappa supporter

Standing Committee Service:
Faculty Development Committee and Interview Committee (2002-2003)
Academic Policies Committee (2005-2008, chair 2007-2008)

Faculty Personnel Committee (2009-present)

Ad Hoc Committee Service:
Colleagues College Planning Committee (2003)
Forman Award Committee (spring 2003)
Health Plan Task Force (2004)
MK Scholarship Committee (2005-2008)
Science Division Educational Issues Planning Committee (2000-2003, 2005-present)
Staff Employee of the Year Selection Committee (2005-2006)

Illinois Institute of Technology

Responsible for organizing the department teaching assistants, 10/98 – 5/99

Valparaiso University

Taught as visiting assistant professor during 2003-2004 academic year. Participated in department assessment activities and coached programming contest teams.

Wheaton College

Academic Computing Coordinator, 1989-1993

Established computer help desk for campus, 1988-1990

Managed local area networks (LANs) and Internet connection, 1986-1998

Managed two computer labs and 25-35 lab assistants, 1986-1988

Managed UNIX and Novell systems, 1986-1998

Part of team that designed and implemented the Wheaton College student services software (registrar, student accounts, housing, etc. – similar to ACT’s Banner) using Informix products, 1988-1997

Operating systems/networking experience

  • 12 years experience as system manager for various UNIX, Novell, Windows, MS-DOS, MacOS, VMS, TOPS-20.
  • 12 years experience as network manager for various TCP/IP, DECnet, Novell, LocalTalk network, Cisco routers, Cabletron LAN/VLAN campus infrastructure, and serial terminal protocols used for file sharing, email, remote access, and general Internet services.

Cultural and Travel Experience

United States. 1981-present. Lived in Minneapolis, Portland (OR), Houston, Cincinnati, Chicago area, Valparaiso (IN), Upland (IN). Interacted with a wide range of cultures, particularly as a student and then teacher at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago: 1987-1999).

Mauritius, Indian Ocean island. 1978-1981, 2008-2009. Continued high school by correspondence, interacted with strongly Asian culture and people of Asian, African, and European descent. Learned some Mauritian Creole.

Reunion Island (French territory), Indian Ocean. 1976-1978. Started high school by correspondence course from University of Nebraska, interacted with strongly French culture and people of European, African, and Asian descent. Fluent French speaking/reading.

South Africa. 1974-1976. Attended public schools in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province. Opportunities to interact with Zulu and other African people groups, Indians, mixed-race, and Caucasian.

Angola, Africa. 1963-1973. Born in Angola and spent most of first 10 years there. Grades 1-5 by correspondence from USA, third grade simultaneously attended public schools in Portuguese. Achieved fluent spoken Portuguese.

General travel: eight trips through Europe (especially France, England, Switzerland, and Germany, but including Scandinavia, Holland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and Portugal: 1981-2008), Japan (2000), annual trips to Canada (1998-present), Nigeria (2007).