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A college professor and computer consultant, Robert Ward Cutler has established himself as an expert in a wide range of academic fields. Earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Math and Physics from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, he immediately went on to pursue his Master of Science in Theoretical Physics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Robert Ward Cutler remained at Vanderbilt for his doctoral studies, ultimately graduating in 1998 with a PhD in the developing field of Biophysics. In September of 1998, Dr. Cutler joined Vanderbilt’s faculty to serve as a postdoctoral fellow in the University’s Physics department. Over the next year, he taught a junior-level electrodynamics course while pursuing several lines of scholarly research. In 1999, he returned to his undergraduate alma mater Bard College to accept a position as a postdoctoral teaching fellow. This move marked the beginning of a seven-year professional association with Bard, during which Dr. Cutler served as an Assistant Professor of Biology and Computer Science, an interdisciplinary faculty post that spans the both of those fields. The flexibility of Robert Ward Cutler’s doctoral degree in Biophysics has allowed him to instruct students and conduct research in several different university departments and academic disciplines. While working exclusively in Bard’s School of Biology in 2003, Dr. Cutler was accepted into the United States Fulbright Scholar Program. The program allowed him to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spent a summer instructing Chiang Mai University students in bioinformatics. Dr. Cutler had previously created a bioinformatics curriculum for Bard College.Since September of 2008, Robert Ward Cutler has served Northern Illinois University (NIU) as a Computer Consultant. In this capacity, he converted NIU’s Southeast Asian Language Website’s existing fonts over to Unicode by devising Perl computer language routines, and he updated the entire website architecture to function with modern browsers.                           

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Computer Consultant

Northern Illinois University



Doctor of Philosophy

Vanderbilt University