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Dr. E. Kent Palmer Office: Newcomer 07, Goshen College 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN (574) Home: 707 ½ Fair Oaks Dr. Goshen, In CAREER GOALS: - Using technology to
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Dr. E. Kent Palmer Office: Newcomer 07, Goshen College 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN (574) Home: 707 ½ Fair Oaks Dr. Goshen, In CAREER GOALS: - Using technology to help educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations meet their objectives - Continue to expand my knowledge and understanding of informatics - Assist students and others in learning how to use information resources DEGREES EARNED: Ph.D. in Information Science, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, 2004 M.A. in Environmental Administration (with academic honors), University of Illinois, Springfield, 1987 B.S. in Physics (cum laude), University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, 1982 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2004 Date, Wingate University, Wingate, NC - Taught System Administration, Databases, Networking, and other computer science courses. - Involved students in research on Web design and System Administration - Chaired Wingate University s Research Review Board Instructor of Computer Science, , MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL - Chair of department - Taught Management Information Systems and Computer Science Courses Oracle Database Administrator, , Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA - Upgraded fundraising software to meet the needs of a growing organization. - Maintained a fundraising database that was used to send over 30 million pieces of mail per year. - Responsible for disaster recovery planning - Developed backup scripts and testing procedures to verify that ability to restore data - Responsible for capacity planning VMS System Administrator, , Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA - Installed new servers and configured VMS Cluster (46 terminals sharing 3 servers). - Tuned servers for maximum performance and resource availability - Installed and maintained financial and payroll software - Backed up VMS Cluster Pathworks Network Administrator, , Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA - Installed and configured firewalls, routers, networking hubs, terminal servers, and repeaters. - Installed and configured network server software - Backed up servers - Provided support for a network of 50 PCs and 20 Macs PC Network Support, , Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA - Provided support for payroll package and human resource database on PCs - Installed graphic arts applications on Macs and trained users in the use of Macs and the software Microcomputer Specialist, , Koinonia Partners, Americus, GA - Installed and maintained a small network of 6 Macs. - Wrote custom software to handle the marketing of Koinonia s pecan and fruitcake products. - Converted Koinonia s manual accounting and order processing systems to electronic systems. - Assisted with Koinonia s after school tutoring program. Intern in the Radiochemistry Laboratory, Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety, Springfield, IL - Wrote computer programs to determine radiation levels in environmental samples - Performed gamma spectroscopy analysis of natural samples. Lab Assistant, 1984, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL - Assisted in the instruction of computer courses for adult learners Research Assistant, , Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Absorption of Sulfur dioxide in limestone slurries - Dispersion of air pollution Research Assistant, 1982, Argonne National Laboratory, Joliet, IL - Assisted in the development of computer models of liquid metal MHD power plants. PUBLICATIONS: Palmer, E. K. (1999). Review of: Project looking forward: Sketching the future of copyright in a networked world, Final report. Journal of Government Information, 26, CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: Palmer, E. K. (2010, March). Introducing Open Source Tools Early: A Project Course Between CS1 & CS2 Based on Common Reading Text. Poster to be Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Symposium, Milwaukee, WI. Fu, X., Qian, K., Peltsverger, B., Palmer, E. K., Xu, C., & Zhang, Y. (2010, March). New Trends in Automated Project Grading for Web Programming Classes. Poster to be Presented at ACM technical symposium on computer science education, Milwaukee, WI. Palmer, E. K. (2009, June). How experience in nonprofit organizations influences the instruction of computer science. Presented at SoftHum Workshop on Involving Students in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Projects, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Palmer, E. K. (2009, March). Teaching system administration using Windows PowerShell. Poster Presented at ACM technical symposium on computer science education, Chattanooga, TN. (Page 574 of Conference Proceedings) Palmer, E. K. & Kent, J. A. (2007, March). Do computer science department websites meet the needs of students? Paper presented at IEEE Southeastcon, Richmond, VA. (Page of Conference Proceedings) Palmer, E. K. (2004, June). The usability of mission web sites, Paper presented at the International Conference on Computers in Missions, Upland, IN. SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS: Palmer, E. K. and Armstrong, P. (2004). Effective mission web sites, Upland, IN: Taylor University. RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS: Icelandic Glaciers (2007) Earthwatch Expedition which collected geographical data to develop computer models of glacial outwash flood events. MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND HONARY SOCIETIES: - Association for Computing Machinery - Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges - Upsilon Pi Epsilon-Computer Science Honor Society - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers INVOLVEMENT WITH LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: - Habitat for Humanity, Union County - Sulawesi Language Foundation, Waxhaw INVOLVEMENT WITH INTERNATIONAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: - Habitat for Humanity International Advise on donation processing - Servicio Internacional para la Paz (SiPaz) Assist with donor management software - Jungle Aviation And Radio Service (JAARS) Assist with development of phonology analysis software PREVIOUS NONPROFIT INVOLVEMENT: - Brethren Volunteer Service - Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Service - Habitat for Humanity International Provided computer support for the direct mail, telemarketing, major donor, matching gift, and special event fundraising programs - Koinoina Partners Provided computer support for accounting and development - North Eastern Wisconsin Whole Foods Coop Board of directors - Peace Brigades International (PBI) Assisted with donor management software - Society for Environmental and Educational Development Board of directors TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: Goshen College: 2010 to date INFO 200 Informatics I INFO 340 Database Design INFO 350 Computer Networking Wingate University: 2004 to 2010 CS 110 Computing for the 21 st Century CS 120 Introduction to Programming I (C++/Java) CS 220 Introduction to Programming II (C++/Java) CS 270 Intermediate Programming CS 302 Database Management Systems CS 325 Windows Programming CS 320 Data Structures CS 330 Management Information Systems CS 331 Internet Programming CS 350 Java Programming CS 416 Computer Networking CS 430 Operating Systems CS 450 Theory of Computation CS 460 Computer Science Project CS 490 Special Topics in Computer Science MARK 404 E-Commerce MacMurray College: 1999 to 2003 ACCT 355 Electronic Accounting, Auditing, and Control CSC 101 Microcomputer & Business Applications CSC 202 Programming using Visual Basic CSC 203 Introduction to C Programming CSC 204 Advanced Visual Basic Programming CSC 205 Advanced Programming (C++) CSC 206 Introduction to Java Programming CSC 208 Introduction to Management Information Systems CSC 233 Data Structures CSC 305 Computer Organization CSC 320 Operating Systems CSC 343 Electronic Commerce INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE PERFORMED: Wingate University: - Web Site Design Committee - Library Committee - Research Review Board (Chair) - Technology Support Task Force MacMurray College: - Chair of Computer Science/Management Information Systems - Instructional Technology Committee
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