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Changyi Chen
Instructor, Computer Information Technology

Specialties: Game Programming, Linux.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2003.

Subjects taught at CLC: Office software, computers, Linux Operating System, C++ programming, game development (design and mathematics).

Other professional experience: Senior system analyst/developer at Lucent Technologies; systems analyst at Bell Communication Research.

Education: M.S. and Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Main goal in teaching: My main goal is to encourage and guide students to improve their critical thinking, prepare for future work and study and meet present challenges with enjoyment.

Specialties: Computer forensics, Java, Oracle, General inquiries.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2000.

Subjects taught at CLC: Advanced spreadsheet use and design; office software; computer forensics.

Education: B.S., Northern Illinois University; M.A., Webster University.

Main goal in teaching: I enjoy learning new technologies, developing curriculum and sharing my knowledge with students looking to upgrade their technical skills. My classroom preparation, practical approach to teaching and fair-mindedness allow students to be successful as they pursue their educational goals.

Sanjay Kumar
Instructor, Computer Information Technology

Specialties: Networking, IT security, A+ certification, PC technology and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certifications.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2001; previously, he worked as a lead instructor for  a network engineering and management program at a private computer learning center.

Subjects taught at CLC: Computer hardware and software overview, operating systems, Internet, computer networks, server administration, network security and desktop support.

Other professional experience: Worked as a consultant, training corporate employees in various industry certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA, as well as constructing and troubleshooting data and telecommunications networks. He also worked as a systems administrator and was responsible for designing, organizing, modifying and supporting a company's computer systems (LANs, WANs, Internet and intranet systems and network segments).

Education: M.S. from Indian Institute of Technology, University of Alberta and DeVry University; Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer.

What inspires me about my field: I find a tremendous opportunity to learn new technology and skills which I enjoy passing on to students.

Robert Scherbaum
Instructor, Computer Information Technology

Specialties: Web development.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2001; previously taught for two years as a CLC adjunct.

Subjects taught at CLC: Introduction to computers, programming, web page creation and scripting, PHP Programming and Adobe Dreamweaver.

Education: B.S., Northern Illinois University, M.A., Webster University.

Main goal in teaching: I find gratification in imparting technical skills and knowledge. In particular, I enjoy working with students to facilitate mastery of a field and helping them to reach their personal and professional development goals. Realizing the value of education, I want to inspire students and make a difference in their lives.