Nelson Named Director of Computer Information Technology Master Degree Program

Mike Nelson, Ph.D., was recently named director of International College’s new Master of Science in Computer Information Technology program.

International College will launch the master degree program during the summer 2002 academic term, which begins May 15, in Naples and Fort Myers.

The new program is designed to attract students with or without technical computer backgrounds. Students will initially have a choice of two concentration areas: Information Technology Management and Networking Technologies. Other concentrations will be added in the future.

Before becoming a faculty member at International College in 1999, Nelson was an assistant professor of computer science at University of Texas, Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. He also was an assistant professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in California. Nelson has more than 20 years of experience in the computer technology field.

Nelson, a retired United States Air Force officer, joined International College in September 1999 as a faculty member. He assisted in the development of the Computer Information Technology master program. Nelson said he is focused on helping the program grow and evolve.

Nelson, of Cape Coral, holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University.
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