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Wright, Gerald, MSB, PhD

Wright, Gerald, MSB, PhD

Wright, Gerald, MSB, PhD

Assistant Professor School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management

Contact Information:

Husson University
239 Peabody Hall
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7030 Phone: Fax: Email: wrightg@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Gerald earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S.B. from Husson, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management - Information Technology specialization from Capella University. His industry experience includes thirteen years as a Systems Engineer in the paper industry where he oversaw applications development efforts and established a number of standards and guidelines for improving the quality of the software produced. Since 2001, he has operated an I.T. consulting firm offering strategic services to small and medium sized businesses. He and his company have been recognized as an Independent Software Vendor for development work on a Windows Certified commercially available application and has received two awards from Microsoft: Microsoft Front Runner, and Microsoft Certified Partner.

Gerald has been at Husson since 2001, originally as an adjunct faculty, sharing his passion for Information Technology. His research interests include simulations and models, software efficiency, and big data. He also gives back to the community through various groups including First LEGO League Robotics, Maine Hackers Club, Boston Code Camp, Bangor Area .Net Developers, MLTI, and several technology advisory boards.

Professional Statement

No other thing has done more to shape our lives over the last quarter century than computers. Data and technology are everywhere, and how we interact with it and use it continues to change at an unbelievable pace. I share my passion for Technology with my students and stress the importance of becoming lifetime learners. Teaching them to effectively leverage the current hardware and software helps prepare them for an I.T. job. Teaching them those skills that transcend technology; such as logic, critical thinking, problem solving, and most importantly communication; is equally if not more meaningful. It is these skills that will prepare them for an I.T. career.