Dr. Dale B. Sims (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have been a full-time professor at DBU since 1991. For seven years, I taught Computer Science courses. In 1994, I was asked to help create the MIS program in the College of Business. After finishing that task, I went back to teaching Computer Science. In 1998, the University requested that I transfer my time and knowledge over to the MIS program. So, here I am!
Previous to coming to DBU, I worked in a number of different technical positions in several industries. I worked in research and development for a major petroleum company. I was a network and system manager in Houston. I served as a systems analyst/application programmer for the third largest insurance company in the U.S. I designed and supervised the building of computer facilities. I created new types of computing equipment for geologists and geophysicists. I created an online, real time stock and bond analysis program. I was a knowledge engineer working with AI, specifically expert systems and neural nets. I occasionally do consulting. Recently, I did some work for American Trial Management.
My formal education gives me a wide range of interests. I have a Bachelor's degree from a small college in Kansas. I majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I have a Master's degree from Houston Baptist University in Human Resource Management. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in Information Science. I have just finished my responsibilities as a Fulbright Scholar. I represented the United States as a scholar, teaching in Latvia during 2006.
I have been married to the wonderful Debbie Sims for 32 years. She is a Vice Principal of an Elementary School in Grand Prairie. We have a son, Josh, and a daughter, Laura, (Married to Jesse Wallace) and a grandson, David.
Having grown up in farming country, I love the great outdoors. I hunt, fish, garden, do carpentry work, and shoot skeet in my spare time (there's not much of that these days).
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