Dexter Francis

Dexter Francis | Adjunct Faculty

Research Interests

Electronics, Software, and Biometric design

Biography

Hello! My name is Dr. Dexter Francis and I've worked in the Information Technology field for the last 18 years. I started out my career working with electronics but later I decided to change careers and work with computers and software. I am currently the Lead Software Engineer at CACI International, Inc. We develop and maintain software solutions that collect maintenance data from military aircraft fighters for the Navy and Marine Corps.

I have worked in almost every role on our software development team and I always try to add value both technically and functionally. I have also conducted extensive research on the use of biometric devices for user authentication and identification. I am a business and technology teacher who is passionate about extending the educational opportunities to learners from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, I am committed to helping learners identify and develop their own passions while becoming familiar with academic concepts.

For the past 8 years, I've also coordinated, managed, and instructed adult learners as an application instructor for our software team's application training program. I currently teach computer programming and computer logic courses at University of Phoenix. I also teach information technology graduate courses at Keller Graduate School of Management. Lastly, I teach information technology graduate courses at the University of The Cumberlands. In the past, I've mentored and tutored adult learners while attending college myself.

I earned my PhD in Information Technology from Capella University. I also earned my MBA from the University of Phoenix (Jacksonville FL Campus). Lastly, I have earned my BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. As a lifelong learner, I am pursuing a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). I am also a member of the following organizations: InfraGrad, ISC2, and PMI California. I truly believe that the knowledge and skills that I have gained over the years will provide an effective and engaging learning experience for my learners.

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