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Changyi Chen
Instructor, Computer Information Technology
T212
847/543-2518
bdv475@clcillinois.edu


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.


Daniel Dainton
Instructor, Computer Information Technology
T235
847/543-2538
bdv614@clcillinois.edu


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
T210
847/543-2818
bdv480@clcillinois.edu


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.



Specialties: C++ and Microsoft .NET.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 1998; previously taught for several years as an adjunct at College of DuPage.

Other professional experience: Consulting staff member at Lucent Technologies for 13 years, concentrating on inter-divisional system applications; member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Database Systems Study Group; President of the Chicago section of the IEEE Computer Society.

Education: B.A., University of Chicago; M.S. New Mexico State University.

Main goal in teaching: I want to help students become problem solvers in the computer information technology field.


Robert Scherbaum
Instructor, Computer Information Technology
T206
847/543-2820
bdv481@clcillinois.edu


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.