James Caristi, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department
Ph.D., University of Iowa
B.A., Florida State University
Professor Caristi chairs the Department of Computing and Information Sciences. He has won two major teaching awards, has published papers in computer simulation, expert systems, and mathematics, and has received research grants from NASA and USDA.
Michael Glass, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Ph.D. and M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
Post-Doc., University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor Glass has been involved in software development at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and in the telecommunications industry. He has numerous publications in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and applications to education, and has had significant research grants from NSF and ONR.
Nicholas Rosasco, D.Sc., Assistant Professor
D.Sc., Towson University,
M.S., Loyola University Maryland
B.S., University of Virginia
Nicholas Rosasco’s publications and ongoing research includes work in the areas of Computer Science and STEM Education, Software Engineering, and Computer Security. His background includes experience in information technology for industry and government applications.
Robert J. Wichlinski, M.S., Lecturer
M.A. and B.S., Valparaiso University
Robert J. “Bob” Wichlinski brings 33 years of professional experience to our department. He is the former executive director of the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, where he also served as a consultant to the Purdue University Homeland Security Institute. He is the Managing Partner of ON-SITE Computer, a computer networking, web development and digital forensics/security company he founded 25 years ago. His academic specialties include: Ethics in Information Technology; Project Management; Technology, Law, and Policy; and Systems Integration.
Sonja Streuber, M.S., M.A. PMP, SSBB, Instructor
M.S., George Washington University
M.A., U.C. Davis
LMA, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz
Professor Streuber has had a longstanding career in software development and management across several industries including the Department of Defense. She was responsible for managing software quality in satellite steering systems for Lockheed Martin’s SBIRS program and managing and limiting risk across more than 30 large-scale launch range modernization projects on both coasts. She has also worked extensively with telecommunications companies around the world to strengthen their OSS backbone, fault, and configuration management architectures.