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Dwight Daniel, PhD
Program Director, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems; Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

Phone: 512-448-8599

Education
  • PhD in Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1997
  • MS at State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, 1978
  • MS in Electrical Engineering at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1972
  • BS in Engineering Science at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1970
Why I Teach

For my students to be successful, they must learn key concepts and then be able to apply them in the real world. In this light, I ask my students to bring their current problems related to the subject material so we can discuss the possibilities and solutions together.

It’s very rewarding to watch my students solve a particularly difficult problem. I love that “eureka” moment when my students discover some knowledge that I’ve led them toward. This is the moment that I teach for — when the impossible problem becomes possible.

Experience
  • Retired from IBM: IT Architecture, Performance, OEM Technical Lead
  • Retired from USAR, Lieutenant Colonel: Air Defense, Logistics, and Command Readiness Inspections
  • Owner of a small business
  • Adjunct Professor, Austin Community College
Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • Member, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
  • Member, Society of American Military Engineers
Community Volunteerism
  • Docent, Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin
  • Lead Oral Historian, Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin
  • Oral Historian, National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredricksburg