Scott Overmyer is Assistant Executive Director for STEM subjects at Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH), where he is responsible for STEM Lab technologies, policies and procedures for online students in STEM fields. While not currently working as such, he was a teleworker for 12 years 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 25 years of academic experience. During his academic career, he was 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, and taught for 3 years as a founding Professor of Computer Science at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.