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



Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


Master of Business Administration, Finance Concentration


GPA 3.9



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



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:


Introduction to Programming I


Introduction to Programming II


Introduction to Programming III


Introduction to Database and Data Modeling


Needs Assessment


Technology Transfer


Introduction to Database Client / Server


Database Architecture and Implementation


Process Management


IT and Organizational Process


Interenterprise Computing


IT and Strategic Opportunity


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).




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




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