I began in IT back in the 1980s working for my local public library for $5/wk providing tier-I support on Apple 2e and PC-compatible systems. In addition to daily support for my middle and high-school computer labs, I was once called in to help support a problem with a communications failure between my high school's servers and the public city school system's backend. I took a job for RadioShack corporation and managed a computer repair facility improving profit by more than 60% over 8 months. I took a job as a systems analyst for a small banking technologies firm and within six months was promoted to a member of the board as Corporate Technology Officer. I moved on to providing multi-location support for a 200-person print manufacturing facility. I increased the IT staffing by more than 1300% and helped create a spin-off organization that provided support and designed and wrote applications. I then took over in instructional leadership for a local college in my area helping to design a new Economics curriculum. I was later tapped to head a newly created department but was unable to commit due to prior engagements. I then took a leadership role at a Towson-based IT consulting firm in Baltimore and helped grow the firm in the Baltimore Business Journal rankings within a year through careful planning and strategic staffing increases. I moved to a Annapolis-based IT consulting firm and spearheaded a project to implement managed services. To successfully begin the process of transitioning from a maintanance team to a managed services leader, required organizational leadership and strategic planning skills. I helped design the implementation plan and the backend processes to successfully navigate the transition. I'm currently in a DSc program. My goal is to consult for larger organizations in a number of IT practice areas.
Feb 2009 - Present
Adjunct Instructor of Business
Community College of Baltimore County
Dec 2007 - Jan 2009
Manager of Operation
Light Industries Services Professional IT Services
Mar 2007 - Jul 2008
Dec 2006 - Dec 2007
Director of IT Service
Oct 2004 - Dec 2006
Interim CIO/Director of Information Systems
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2008 - Present
Dakota State University
Dakota State University has a rigorous doctoral program offered by distance learning mechanisms including video conferencing, lesson streaming, discussion boards, and electronic submission and grading of assignments. I'm in my first full semester. I will have more comments as time progresses.I have been tapped to help design a malware response laboratory exercise (with associated teaching and submittal mechanisms) for Dr. Mark Moran. With very general oversight, I have designed the requirements, the lab, polled sources, added humerous and interesting anecdotes, and in other ways designed a more than 20 hour course of study in malware mitigation and response. Additionally, Dr. Moran and I are beginning work on a paper based on this course to be published in the next few semesters.