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Ray Trygstad: Biography
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I have broad experience and education in the Internet, the World Wide Web, personal computers, management, and education and training. As Assistant Director for Information Technology at IIT's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus in Wheaton, Illinois, I'm responsible for technology planning, Webmaster duties, and computer system management and administration for the entire Rice Campus. I am the curriculum coordinator for two new degree programs in Information Technology & Management as well as a lecturer and the undergraduate advisor. I also serve as curriculum manager for the Internet Technology/Webmaster Certificate program offered by IIT's Information Technology Program as well as Webmaster and Information Technology Director for IIT's Center for Professional Development. I've been the Information Systems Administrator for a university department and for a Navy aviation squadron with over 500 people, and I've managed a multimedia center providing campus-wide multimedia computing support. As Client Services Manager for IIT's Computing and Network Services (CNS) I managed a division responsible for all CNS computer labs, Novell networks, the Helpdesk, and all technical and structural aspects of the university's Web site. I've had wide experience with the World Wide Web and I have created and maintains a large group of homepages, including pages for the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, for alumni of the U.S. Naval Academy, and the Naval and Maritime page of the World Wide Web Virtual Library. I've been the Webmaster for multiple Web servers at IIT and I was the direct line supervisor of the University Webmaster. I created and coordinated the IIT Internet Access program, providing Internet Education for students, educators and business people and Internet access for community groups and activities. Through this program I was responsible for basic Internet education of over 1000 students, including 800 K-12 educators. As an outgrowth of this program, I'm also the Program Manager of IIT's Certificate Program in Educational Technology, which  has recently been completely redesigned for a new launch of the program. In addition to instructing Computer Science, I teach Web Design for the e-Commerce Masters program of IIT's Stuart Graduate School of Business and I've taught e-Commerce technology for the University of Chicago. Conversant with DOS, Windows, Linux, UNIX and Amiga computers, I have extensive conventional and computer graphics experience as well as formal Navy training and experience in information security. I'm a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and having earned a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Denver I was designated a Computer Systems Management Subspecialist by the U. S. Navy. In addition to academic and university computing duties, I have a consulting & training practice focusing on the Internet technology and the World Wide Web, and I'm the owner of Webmaster Sources LLC, a Web startup providing market-specific online resources for Web developers and Web developer curricular materials for higher education. This background, coupled with my years of service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, has provided me with a unique perspective on the problems of managing and teaching technology. My experience as a college professor as well as over four years as Navy Flight Instructor has made me an expert in curriculum development. Prior to my current positions with IIT, I was an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at IIT, and I currently maintain the Naval and Maritime page of the World Wide Web Virtual Library. I'm a member of the Association of Internet Professionals, the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the World Wide Web Virtual Library, the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. I serve on the Council of the World Wide Web Virtual Library, on the Association of Internet Professionals Certification Accreditation Council which designs the accreditation standards for Internet educational programs on an international level, and I'm a Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA's i-Net+ examination.

Member of the Internet Society Member of the WWW Virtual Library
Member, Association of Internet Professionals Member at Large, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
CompTIA SME
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