Edward P. Holden

Assistant Professor, Information Technology

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Rochester Institute of Technology

102 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 475-5361

Education:

1995

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

Master of Business Administration, Finance Concentration

 

GPA 3.9

 

1972

State University of New York, Oswego, NY

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics Major (Computer Science Minor)

 

GPA 3.3

 

Completed the equivalent of a minor in Computer Science while an undergraduate at SUNY Oswego. Completed MBA in Finance to better understand and service client needs, and improve the interaction between clients and Information Technology (IT) organizations. Completed many IT training programs during twenty-eight years of industry experience in the IT field.

 

Areas of Specialization

 

Programming

Database Management and Development

E-Commerce and E-Commerce Security

Project and Process Management

Technology Transfer / Diffusion of Innovations

Management of IT Organizations

 

Teaching Experience:

 

1997 - Present: Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor, Information Technology,

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (2000 - Present)

 

Currently teaching information technology courses to undergraduate and graduate students in enterprise computing, primarily in the programming and database areas. Courses are in both the classroom and distance education formats. Make modifications to these courses to keep them current and introduce newer, more relevant material.

 

Courses taught include:

4002-217

Introduction to Programming I

4002-218

Introduction to Programming II

4002-219

Introduction to Programming III

4002-360

Introduction to Database and Data Modeling

4002-455

Needs Assessment

4004-460

Technology Transfer

4002-484

Introduction to Database Client / Server

4002-485

Database Architecture and Implementation

4002-831

Process Management

4002-871

IT and Organizational Process

4002-872

Interenterprise Computing

4002-873

IT and Strategic Opportunity

4002-876

Secure E-Commerce

 

Adjunct Professor, Management Information Systems, College of Business (1997-2000)

 

Instructed undergraduate courses in Business Computer Applications and Software and Hardware. Also instructed a graduate course in Information Systems Theory and Practice.

 

Industrial Experience:

 

1972 - 2000:

Eastman Kodak Company, Worldwide Information Systems,

343 State Street, Rochester, NY 14650

 

 

1994 - 2000: Systems Coordinator / Supervising Analyst

1983 - 1994: Senior Supervising Systems Analyst

1979 - 1983: Supervising Systems Analyst

1972 - 1979: Systems Analyst

Overview: Managed project teams performing systems development, operations and continued support for business applications, e-commerce, e-mail and groupware. Responsible for budgeting, cost control, client interface, project management, technical consultation, interface with other support groups, interviewing prospective employees, and employee development and evaluation. Performed all phases of system's life cycle from proposal through continued support, and negotiation and management of outsourcing contracts. Often selected for special assignments. Clients have included finance, marketing, sales, research and development, and supply chain management.

Manager WWIS Digitization Group: Managed a small group working on incorporating imaging e-commerce applications into backend systems and building infrastructure to support these applications (1999 - 2000).

Special Project: Worked with a team looking at business-to-business e-commerce architecture for the company. The team developed a component architecture and completed requirements analysis from various business units in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe (1999).

Manager, Messaging and Groupware: Managed a team who developed and supported the global e-mail and groupware infrastructure using Lotus Notes. Managed the US migration of 30,000 e-mail users from OV/VM to Lotus Notes. Developed support infrastructure for e-mail, calendaring and groupware applications. Negotiated and managed an outsource contract with a hosting provider and established a new data center operation (1997 - 1999).

Manager, Decision Support Services: Supervised up to 22 people performing continued support and systems development activities for finance, marketing, sales and administrative clients. Also, pre-implementation of SAP and Year 2000 activities (1990 - 1997).

Special Project: Researched and developed a pilot decision support system for financial information using early client-server technology. Supervised 5 people supporting that development and an existing application (1987 - 1990).

Special Project: Led special project to develop a management information system for research laboratory directors using an application package. Coordinated diverse client groups toward common goal. Performed all stages of systems development from project proposal through continued support (1986 - 1987).

Special Project: Led a team in the development of a new financial data base system. Performed all phases of systems development. System was implemented successfully and on time using new technology (1984 - 1986).

Supervisor, Department Training Group: Supervised 9 trainers / technical specialists and up to 40 new systems analysts. Coordinated development of end-user and systems analyst training programs. Improved effectiveness of initial programmer training making new hires productive sooner while adding more relevant material. Introduced computer based training. Began training other company units to equalize workloads. All this allowed downsizing from 9 to 6 people. Represented the company to colleges and other outside organizations. Charter member and former chairperson of the Rochester Computer Education Consortium - a group of local businesses providing computer training in Rochester. (1982 - 1984).

Responsibilities progressed from programmer through supervisor of a project of up to 13 people, servicing diverse clients with continued support and application development activities. (1972 - 1982).

 

Publications

 

Holden, Edward; Perry, Ron; Yacci, Michael, Technology Transfer - Before and After, Proceedings of the Conference on Information Technology Curriculum, September, 2002, Rochester, NY, USA.

 

Holden, Edward, Technology Transfer - the Human Side of IT, Proceedings of the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, June, 2003, Pori, Finland.

 

Holden, Edward; Weeden, Elissa, The Impact of Prior Experience in an Information Technology Programming Course Sequence, Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Information Technology Curriculum, October, 2003, Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

 

Border, Charles; Holden, Edward, Security Education within the IT Curriculum, Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Information Technology Curriculum, October, 2003, Lafayette Indiana, USA.

 

Holden, Edward; Weeden, Elissa, The Experience Factor in Early Programming Education, Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Information Technology Education, October, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

 

Holden, Edward; Weeden, Elissa, Prior Experience and New IT Students, Proceedings of the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, June, 2005, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Also published in The Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, Volume 2, 2005, ISSN 1547-5840

 

Academic Service

 

Provide service to the department by serving on committees, actively participated in open houses to attract new students. Provides academic advising to undergraduate and graduate students. Supports graduate thesis / project capstone activities.

 

2005 - present:

RIT Academic Senate

2001 - present:

IT Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

2002 - 2005:

GCCIS Curriculum Committee

2002 - 2004:

GCCIS Committee to develop a new MS degree in Security and Systems Assurance, developed and delivered Secure E-Commerce course

2001 - 2003:

IT Graduate Curriculum Committee

2001 - 2002:

RIT Long Range Planning Committee - developed / discovered correlation between SAT gap and retention

2000 - 2001:

Department Search Committee - developed interview guidelines and packets

 

Professional Affiliations

 

2003 - present:

Secure Electronic Commerce Educators Working Group, Member of Computer Science Curriculum Committee

2003 - present:

Informing Science Institute, Founding Member, Paper reviewer for the Informing Systems and IT Education Conference

2002 - present:

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Paper reviewer for the SIG / IT Education Conference

 

Research Grants

 

Computer and Network Security Curriculum Development, co-PI, Funded by the University of Tulsa under a grant from the National Security Administration; Developed the Secure E-Commerce course under this broader grant, July, 2003

 

RIT Provost's Learning Innovations Grant (PLIG) for Faculty, Adaptation and Implementation Program, "Implementing Active Learning and Student Cohorts in the First Course of the IT Introductory Programming Sequence", co-PI, June, 2004

 

Conferences / Training Attended

 

Informing Science and IT Education Conference (June 16 - 19, 2005), Flagstaff, AZ, USA, presented a paper, peer reviewer, session chair

 

Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2005, Rochester, NY, USA

 

Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2004, Rochester, NY, USA

 

Society for Information Technology Education (ACM/SIGITE, CITC4) (October 16 - 18, 2003) Purdue University, presented two papers

 

Oracle Database Administration I Training, July, 2003

 

Oracle Database Administration II Training, August, 2003

 

Information Assurance Faculty Development Workshop (July 29 - 31, 2003), The University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK, invited participant

 

Informing Science and IT Education Conference (June 24 - 27, 2003), Pori, Finland, presented a paper, peer reviewer, session chair

 

Secure E-Commerce Workshop (March 28 - 29, 2003), George Washington University, Washington, DC, invited participant

 

Society for Information Technology Education (ACM/SIGITE, CITC3) (September 19 - 21, 2002) Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, presented a paper

 

Informing Science and IT Education Conference (June 19 - 21, 2002), Cork, Ireland, session chair

 

Personal:

 

Married with 5 children. Active in community through church activities, and high school music and drama productions. Enjoy bicycling, camping, hiking, swimming and canoeing.