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Kent Palmer

POSITION: SIS Database Analyst

DEPARTMENT: Information Systems

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 124

PHONE: (540) 432-4469

EMAIL: kent.palmer@emu.edu

DEGREES:

Ph.D. in Information Science, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, 2004

M.A. in Environmental Studies (with academic honors), University of Illinois, Springfield, 1987

B.S. in Physics (cum laude), University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, 1982

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
EIS Analyst, 2017 – Date, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

- Provide support for Jenzabar (Higher Education Management Software)

Database Administrator, 2014 – 2017, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL

- Manage SQL Server database

- Provide support for Jenzabar (Higher Education Management Software)

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, 2016, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL

- Teach Computer Organization in computer science program

Adjunct Professor of Informatics, 2014 – 2016, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

- Teach Technology, Information, and Data Analysis in online MBA program

Associate Professor of Informatics, 2010 – 2014, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

- Taught Informatics, Databases, Networking, and other computer related courses.

- Involved students in research on Informatics and Mobile App Programming

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2004 – 2010, Wingate University, Wingate, NC

- Taught System Administration, Databases, Networking, and other computer science courses

- Involved students in research on Web design and System Administration

- Chaired Wingate University’s Research Review Board

Instructor of Computer Science, 1999 – 2002, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL

- Chair of department

- Taught Management Information Systems and Computer Science courses


Oracle Database Administrator/VMS System Administrator, 1994 – 1999, Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA

- Database administrator for a fundraising database that was used to send over 30 million pieces of mail per year

- Installed and maintained financial and payroll software

- Installed new servers and configured VMS Cluster (46 terminals sharing 3 servers)

- Tuned servers for maximum performance and resource availability

- Responsible for capacity planning

- Responsible for disaster recovery planning

Pathworks Network Administrator, 1992 – 1994, Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA

- Installed and configured firewalls, routers, networking hubs, terminal servers, and repeaters

- Installed and configured network server software

- Backed up servers

PC Network Support, 1990 – 1992, Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA

- Provided support for payroll package and human resource database on PCs

- Installed graphic arts applications on Macs and trained users in the use of Macs and the software

- Responsible for Nutshell databases

Microcomputer Specialist, 1987 – 1989, Koinonia Partners, Americus, GA

- Installed and maintained a small network of 6 Macs

- Wrote custom software to handle the marketing of Koinonia’s pecan and fruitcake products

- Converted Koinonia’s manual accounting and order processing systems to electronic systems

- Assisted with Koinonia’s after school tutoring program

- Worked with Filemaker databases

Intern in the Radiochemistry Laboratory, 1985 – 1987 Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety, Springfield, IL

- Wrote computer programs to determine radiation levels in environmental samples

- Performed gamma spectroscopy analysis of natural samples.\

Education

PHD, Nova Southeastern University (Information Science)
MA, University of Illinois (Enviromental Administration)
BS, University of Wisconsin (Physics)

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