I am seasoned IT professional, with excellent communications, relationship building, and leadership skills, honed from 15 years of managerial experience, based upon decades of doing, then leading, software development, database administration, and data architecture.
I am seeking new challenges, opportunities to learn, to serve, and make an impact.
07/2015 to 07/2016
Director of Data and Software SolutionsRose-Hulman Institute of Technology － Terre Haute, IN
02/2001 to 06/2015
Senior Database AnalystRose-Hulman Institute of Technology － Terre Haute, IN
As a principal IT leader and service provider, I led a team of programmers/analysts and DBA(s) in support of our administrative users, with increasing demand for applications to support the academic enterprise.
Our work centered on providing exceptional support for faculty, staff and students, and included providing a robust, reliable, redundant and responsive ERP system (Ellucian Banner), writing software applications to enhance that system and to solve institute-prioritized business problems, integrating other software and writing data transfer applications between systems.
I led an outstanding team: Some of our internally developed software solutions were widely adopted by other Banner sites around the world, and one application became part of the baseline ERP system (with requests for more).
Responsible for design of technology stack, maintenance (tuning, security, upgrades, patches) of the ERP software, database software, and middleware software.
Created and maintained DR plan.
Implemented project prioritization methodology and was active in shaping IT governance initiatives.
Worked with governance committee(s) to ensure that projects were aligned with institutional priorities.
Mentored, coached, and provided guidance to staff.
Built strong relationships with stakeholders across the institution.
Designed and developed SDLC-based 'project portal' to provide campus-wide visibility to all projects in our queue.
Became a trusted partner for using data and technology to move the institute forward.
07/2000 to 02/2001
Data ArchitectColumbia House Company － Terre Haute, IN
Develop and maintain catalog of enterprise-wide entity-relationship diagrams; consult with project managers regarding data needs and build data structures to support them.
07/1998 to 07/2000
DBAColumbia House Company － Terre Haute, IN
Manage, maintain, and troubleshoot mainframe DB2 instance supporting the third-most-trafficked commercial web site in the world.
Note that dates are approximate.
07/1993 to 07/1998
Programmer Analyst IIIColumbia House Company － Terre Haute, IN
Supported CHC's Canadian division by creating software applications to meet business needs in PL/1 and CICS.
Moved to "Troubleshooting Team", where I and four colleagues ensured that a set of very complex (cyclometric scores > 300) programs critical path programs completed in a very tight batch window.
Note that dates are approximate.
03/1993 to 07/1993
Programmer AnalystValmont Electric － Danville, IL
Develop applications in support of manufacturing facility.
01/1992 to 03/1993
Programmer AnalystYeshiva University － New York, NY
Developed software for the University and the associated Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Wrote first procurement system that utilized both EDI and grant-based accounting.
06/1988 to 07/1991
Member of Technical StaffComputer Sciences Corporation － Dayton, OH
Develop and maintain change-control software for managing software releases in a complex development/test/validation/production environment.
This software was selected by the Air Force for use by all contracting firms participating in a $1 Billion project.
PhysicsUniversity of Kentucky － Lexington, KYPhysics EBD - left PhD program with MS when my research professor lost funding. Areas of research include experimental atomic physics (Rydberg collisions using a medium-energy van de Graaf accelerator), experimental condensed matter physics (optical and raman spectroscopy of evaporating aerosols)
Bachelor of Science: Physics University of Kentucky － Lexington, KY, USA
Physics major with Secondary Education Certification
Degree awarded "with distinction"
Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma physics honorary society
Certification to teach physics and mathematics grades 7-12.
Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma physics honorary society.