Friday, January 14th, 2011 - 13:10
Scott Overmyer is Professor and Director of the MSIS Program at Baker College (Flint, MI), where he also supervises final student projects and teaches software architecture as a teleworker from his home in South Dakota.
Dr. Overmyer started his career in the software field with TRW, Inc. as a user interface designer and requirements engineer on the Space Defense Operations Center project in Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain NORAD Complex. After completing several government projects with TRW, he was appointed manager of TRW’s Research and Technology Center in Virginia. He earned a Ph.D. in Information Technology (Information and Software Systems Engineering), while appointed as Research Instructor in George Mason University’s Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence.
Dr. Overmyer has nearly 10 years of industrial experience, followed by over 15 years of academic experience. During his academic career, he has been awarded two summer faculty fellowships at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and a National Science Foundation research grant. While an Associate Professor at Drexel University, he was also the Founding Director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Information Technology, a five-week summer residential program for talented high school students. Internationally, he served at Subject Coordinator for both Software Engineering and Information Systems while at Massey University in New Zealand.
His current research interests include: working and learning remotely; creating virtual worlds for teaching students how to be “systems thinkers”; affective computing; and human-computer interface design.