Dan Calderwood, Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Dan Calderwood, Computer Information Systems (CIS)

B.S. Computer Science, Humboldt State University; M.A. Organizational Management, University of Phoenix; Post-Graduate work in Telecommunications, University of Colorado. Cisco Certified Instructor.

Categories: Career Education, CIS

I love building and troubleshooting networks. The networking concepts taught at CR mimic the infrastructure that moves data on the Internet and powers our world of data communications. Having a working knowledge of how email, Facebook, web pages, video streaming, audio streaming, and other data move on the Internet is very exciting.

My favorite part of teaching is interacting with students and experiencing the “ah-ha” moments with them. I’m very engaged with students and lean towards hands-on learning versus lecturing, reinforcing items that are pertinent to the local job market. As a result, many local employers come to us when they have IT positions that need to be filled.

Our networking lab is unique in that each and every student has access to their own equipment (routers, switches, and servers), which insures that each student can practice the skills talked about in the course versus watching over a colleague’s shoulder.

When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy time with my family, surfing, windsurfing and mountain biking.