NICHOLAS D. W. FARHA

NICHOLAS D. W. FARHA
Visiting Associate Professor


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • In Progress:  Ph.D., Curriculum, Instruction and Media Technology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, anticipated graduation date: May, 2005
  • Master of Management Information Systems, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, May 1993.
  • Master of Science of Education, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, December 1988.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Psychology, The Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, May 1985.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, August 2002 to present.

§         Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, July 2002 to August 2002.

§         Adjunct Faculty, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Spring 2002. Lecturer III

§         Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, August 1999 to February 2002. Promoted to Associate Professor.

§         Adjunct Faculty, Butler County Community College, Main Campus, El Dorado Kansas, August 1996 to December 1997; Andover Campus, Andover, Kansas, January 1997 to December 1997.

§         Adjunct Faculty, Friends University College of Business, Wichita, Kansas, August 1995 to July 1999.

§         Tutor, Educational Supportive Services, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, August 1990 to December 1990.

§         Recitation Instructor, School of Education, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, January 1986 to May 1986.

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Consultant, Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC, Wichita, Kansas, June-July 1999.
  • Director of Information Services, Voice Products, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, May 1998 to April 1999.
  • Information Resource Specialist II, The Kansas Corporation Commission, Conservation Division, Wichita, Kansas, September 1997 to May 1998. Director of Information Technology.
  • Information Technology Consultant II, The Kansas Corporation Commission, Conservation Division, Wichita, Kansas, November 1995 to September 1997. Promoted to Director of IT
  • Technical Analyst, Information Services Department, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, March 1994 to November 1995. Administrative and Academic Computing Departments.
  • Marketing Representative, InaCom Information Systems (formerly ValCom), Wichita, Kansas, February 1991 to August 1991.

 

ECT DEPARTMENT CURRICULA EXPERIENCE

§         ECT 170  Introduction to Information Technology

§         ECT 172  Fundamentals of Electronics

§         ECT 174  Computer Hardware Components

§         ECT 270  Technical Project Management and Systems Analysis

§         ECT 272  Computer Software Components

§         ECT 373  Introduction to Data Communications and Networking

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

§         Faculty Sponsor, for annual Tech T.R.E.K. event, Indiana State University, November 2002.

§         Hands on High Tech Sponsor, Indiana State University, Spring 2002 to present.

§         Executive Board Member, Illiana Information Technology Association (IITA), 2001 to present.

§         E-Commerce Program Development Committee, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2002.

§         Technology Core Committee, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2001 – August, 2002.

§         Facilities Master Plan Task Force, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2001 – April, 2002.

§         Instructional Technology Subcommittee, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2000 – August, 2002.

HONORS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Recipient of the Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher-of-the-Year), Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2001-2002.
  • Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, July 2002.
  • McDermott D., Tricker, R., and Farha, N. “The effects of specialized training in alcohol information for counseling students,” Journal of Drug Education, Vol. 21(1) 85-94, 1991.

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • IITA, Illiana Information Technology Association, Executive Board, 2002 to present.
  • AITP, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Friends University Chapter (former)
  • ASCUS, Association for School, College and University Staffing (former)
  • Wichita Windows NT Server User’s Group (former)
  • Friends University Alumni Association (current)
  • University of Kansas Alumni Association (current)
  • Wichita State University Alumni Association (current)

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

·         Email: etfarha@isugw.indstate.edu

·         Office: Myers Technology Center TC 301-J

·         Phone: (812) 237-2865       FAX: (812) 237-3397

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