M.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1998 (Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics and Operations Research)
B.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1997 (Mathematics with a Specialization in Statistics)
After graduating from SIUE, Josh was a Statistical Data Analyst at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. While at Wash U, he was responsible for maintaining nine databases for four research projects that included over 40,000 patients. In addition, SAS - a statistical programming language - was used to generate statistical analysis and to create data entry screens for end-users.
During his tenure at Washington University School of Medicine, Josh was able to attend the very first "High-Tech Worker Bootcamp" offered by the CMIS Department at SIUE. It was here that he advanced his knowledge in systems analysis, programming languages, database design, networking and Web design, as well as end-user systems support.
Upon completion of the "Bootcamp," Josh obtained a position at Edward Jones' headquarters in St. Louis, MO, as a Programmer Analyst. Here, he worked on a project team that was responsible for implementing a new system to track their IT assets using Peregrine's AssetCenter and a handheld device for techs in the field. Multiple languages were used to develop these systems including Java and Visual Basic, as well as UNIX and SQL scripts for interfacing with other systems and SQR for reporting.
Josh joined the CMIS Department faculty in the Fall of 2004, bringing a lot of real-world programming experience. While here, he has taught Information Systems for Business, Structured Systems Analysis, and Advanced Java; but his emphasis has been on Java Programming for Business and the New Freshman Seminar course, Computer Concepts and Applications.