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Charlie Shao

Online Instructor

I serve Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) as an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science. In that role, I teach information technology (IT) courses at graduate levels. I completed my doctorate in business administration from Northcentral University (NCU) in 2012 and hold a Master of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Marquette University as well as two M.B.A. degrees in management and finance from Concordia University and NCU. My academic preparation also includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Concordia University. My research interests focus on distributed computing, network and computer security, data analysis, system modeling, informatics, and corporate hedging in risk management.

Professionally, I have over 15 years of experience in the area of infrastructure and system design, programming, analysis, and management in both U.S. aerospace and defense sector and academic environment. I most recently hold the position of Sr. Principal IT Engineer at a Fortune 500 company, where I provide technical consultation and support to U.S. aerospace and defense accounts. My academic experience includes over 10 years of higher education teaching in the fields of business administration, computer science and engineering.

I have always enjoyed teaching classes where the students actively participate. A conversation is more fun than a monologue. I strive to make my teaching motivating, exciting, and interactive. I view learning as an interactive and participatory process. Students learn best when self-motivated, and I try to tap into that self-motivation. Meanwhile, I believe that learning should be practical, real world focused, and life-long. I know what is expected of an engineer working in industry. I want my students to succeed beyond my classroom as they apply what they have learned in my courses in their future studies and careers

  Departments BusinessInformation Technology
  Email charlie.shao@cuw.edu