I earned the master's degree in computer science from Southern Polytechnic State back when it was Southern College of Technology and the Ph.D. degree in computer information systems from Nova Southeastern University. I have been teaching at Southern College of Technology, and then SPSU, now merged into Kennesaw State University, since January, 1996. I retired in 2017 after 21 years of teaching.
Teaching has followed a 30-year career in information technology beginning in 1969, and in medical informatics since 1974 when I began working with the Medical Association of Georgia to develop the methodology for medical care review which assures quality and appropriateness of medical care for Medicare patients.
I taught because it is rewarding to help students have the "Aha! experience," and that happened several times each term. It made me feel really good to help others learn the things I know and to learn new things myself in the process.