Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
1101 W. College Ave.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
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CSC105 Computing Concepts
CSC170 Introduction to Computer Science
CSC460 Theory of Databases
CSC480 Senior Software Design Project
CSC160 Introduction to Computer
CSC240 Computer Networking
CSC242 File Processing (No longer in the
curriculum. It was last taught in the Spring '97 semester)
CSC250 Programming Practium: World Wide
CSC250 Programming Practium: C++
CSC260 Data and File Structures
CSC350 Organization of Programming Languages
CSC360 Theory of Algorithms
CSC450 Compiler Design
CSC498 Applied Algorithms
IC101 Introduction to College
Emporia State University, 1962, BSE, Mathematics & Social Science
Emporia State University, 1967, MA, Mathematics
Oklahoma State University, 1970, EdD, Mathematics
Texas A & M University, 1981-84, Computer Science
This includes the compilation of procedural languages as well as language
constructs for data abstraction and parallel processing.
Software Development Processes
The management of large software projects. This would the entire software
life cycle on project that would involve several professionals working
on projects for a number of years. Also included is the use of software
tools, especially RAD tools, within the development process.
The use of computers in networks. This includes local area networks
as well as world wide connectivity via the internet and intranets.
Computer Science Education
Currently involved in developing materials for CSC160 using the Delphi
RAD software development environment. This is a Pascal based visual
programing tool very well suited for beginning students of computer science.
Also continuing work in bring RAD tools into upper level database and software
My wife is Charlotte. She is a Family and Consumer Economics Educator
for the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service. She works
out of Mt. Vernon, IL, where we have our residence. I commute on weekends.
We have three grown children. Lisa is a massage therapist who lives in
Hot Springs, Arkansas. Cheryl lives in Bellevue, Nebraska, with her husband,
Steve. Steve is in the USAF stationed at Offutt Air Force Base. They have
two children, Andrew and Courtney. Tim is just completed his MBA degree
at SIUC. He also has an agriculture degree from UT at Martin, TN.
He currently farms at Vergennes, Illinois.
In October, 1992, I obtained a Private Pilot Certificate. A year later,
I became, instrument certified. I fly mostly a Cessna single engine aircraft.
I rent a Cessna 152 at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, airport. I also fly a Piper
Tomahawk and a Piper Warrior out of the Jacksonville airport.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We travel mostly in the US but some
in the rest of North America. Since we were married, 7 years ago, we have
been in 38 US states and 5 countries. We make two or three pleasure trips
a year. This past Memorial Day weekend we camped in the Smoky Mountain
National Park for 4 days. In August, just before school started,
we camped a total of 11 nights in Colorado. Part of the time we were
joined by Steve and Cheryl and our grandkids. While Illinois baked
in the summer weather we had the heater going strong! It was great
We were country before country was cool. Whenever we can we go dancing.
Mostly it is country dancing, but we also enjoy ballroom dancing. We, however,
dance strictly for fun. We do not try to compete with the younger crowd.
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