Dean's Update, June 2010
As many of you know, the School of Computing and Software Engineering has been successful in attracting more and more majors into its programs. In addition, we now teach a number of relatively large service courses for SPSU's Engineering and Engineering Technology programs. To make sure that our students get the quality of teaching that they deserve CSE has hired three new faculty members.
Dr Jeff Chastine will join us in August from Clayton State University. Jeff will be an associate professor and will help us further develop our gaming program. Dr Thomas Eidson will join us as a full-time temporary lecturer. Thomas will be primarily responsible for the computing courses that we teach to SPSU's engineering students. Finally, Dr Sarah North will also join is as a full-time temporary lecturer. Sarah will teach both courses in IT and in business administration.
KARAM JOINS CEC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Cobb Educational Consortium (CEC) brings together all public educational organizations in Cobb county in order to improve the educational experience of all students from primary through tertiary education. One of its most successful programs is its leadership academy, a two year program which brings together representatives from all public educational institutions in Cobb county and which culminates in a significant service project. I am pleased to announce that Dr Orlando Karam from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering will join the first year of the leadership academy in the fall as one of SPSU's representatives. He will follow in the footsteps of Mrs Beth Haynie, the CSE adviser, who will be entering the second year of the academy. Congratulations to Orlando on his selection.
CSE FACULTY TO TEACH SHORT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES IN JAMAICA
Over the past year or so, CSE has been working with the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica, on a number of collaborative projects. One of the first projects is likely to become reality in August when a number of CSE faculty will go down to Jamaica to deliver a series of short professional development courses. Dr Patrick Bobbie is scheduled to teach 2 week long courses entitled "Unix/Linux for System Programmers" and "Introduction to Wireless Communication", Dr Venu Dasigi will teach a week long course on Search Engines and Information Retrieval, Dr Orlando Karam will teach a week long course on J2EE Technologies and two 2 day courses on Advanced SQL and Oracle's PL/SQL respectively, while I am scheduled to teach a 3 day course on IT Service Delivery through ITIL. The courses are scheduled from August 9 through August 20. If you are interested in further details about the courses, their costs, etc, please get in touch with me.
WANG VISITING PROFESSOR AT TWO UNIVERSITIES IN CHINA
During a recent trip to China, Dr Andy Wang, chair of the Department of Information Technology, was invited as a guest professor by Henan University of Technology and by Zhongyuan University of Technology. Congratulations to Andy.
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