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Ed Beyer, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Applications
Antelope Valley College

ebeyer@avc.edu

Greetings

My friends call me Ed and my family calls me Eddie. I was happily married for 29 years and have one fantastic daughter. You are invited to meet my family. I recently completed a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology through Walden University. Wow, that was some journey!

I am also (as you may have already guessed) a USC fan and graduate. I am a native Southern Californian, born in Northridge. I have slowly migrated up from the San Fernando Valley to Ridgecrest and back to the Antelope Valley.

I am a Professor currently employed at Antelope Valley College. Some of the classes I teach are Introduction to Microcomputers, Business Mathematics, Intro to Computer Science, Intro to QBASIC Programming, and the MS Office applications. I have also taught Intro to the Internet and Intro to Telecommunications. Several of these classes have been taught online.

Prior to coming on board at AVC, I was the Director of Information Technology at Cerro Coso Community College. Before that, I was a Senior Computer Scientist for a contractor on Edwards Air Force Base. While at Edwards, I worked in the Benefield Anechoic Facility writing software programs to support Electronic Warfare testing on multiple aircraft. After several years I transferred to a different division on the base and developed software in support of the ARIA navigation system.

Prior to Edwards, I worked at Lockheed Advanced Development Company as a Senior Avionics Systems Integration Research Engineer. My most memorable time at Lockheed was during the eleven years that I worked on the F-117A program (this aircraft kicks butt). That is where I also met Beverly :)

To really get away from technology, I used to enjoy going to the Renaissance Faire with my lovely wench :)

When I am not going anywhere away from home, I like to enjoy time in Beverly Park!

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Education

PhD Education, Walden University, 2009

MS Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1997

BS Computer Science, Chapman University, 1993

AA Computer Information Science, Antelope Valley College, 1988

Certificate of Completion - Digital Animation, Cerro Coso Community College, 2000

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