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Michael Berman

Professor, Computer Science

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Ph.D Computer Science, Rutgers University, 1992


Dr. Michael Berman was awarded a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 1992. His dissertation was is the area of incremental algorithms. Prior to completing his dissertation, he joined Glassboro State College (later, Rowan University) as an assistant professor; after being granted tenure there he was promoted to the ranks of associate, and then full professor. He was part of a team that received several NSF grants as well as a number of campus grants. His textbook "Data Structures in C++: Objects by Evolution" was published by Oxford University Press in 1996 and was adopted by classes across the US and in Canada, and was republished in Korean translation and in India.

While at Rowan University he became the Associate Provost for Information Resources, responsible for campus information technology as well as the campus library. Subsequently he was named Vice President for Instructional and Information Technology at Cal Poly Pomona, and later Chief Technology Officer for Art Center College of Design. In 2009 he became the Vice President for Technology and Communication at CSU Channel Islands, and continues to serve in that capacity.

Dr. Berman has had a wide range of experience in the technology field, including software engineering, systems design, technical writing, and support for industrial computer science research. He has also advised and served on the board for startup companies. He speaks widely on the impact of technology on education, the management of information technology, and specific topics such as 3D Printing and Identity Management.

Representative Courses Taught

  • IT 490 Selected Topics
  • COMP 529 Network Programming