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John S. Gray



Computer Science Department

Dana Hall 341

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M.S. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Instittute
M.S. - University of Arkansas
B.S. - Marietta College

Professor Gray joined the faculty at the University of Hartford in 1984. Prior to that, he worked in industry for several years as a Software Engineer developing computer based instructional systems at Computer Systems Research (CSR) in Avon, Connecticut. Preceding his work in industry, he spent 14.5 years as a certified secondary school educator [Math, Chemistry, Biology, and General Science] in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Initially hired at the University of Hartford as a Visiting Assistant Professor, he rapidly moved to the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and finally Full Professor in 1999. His text, Interprocess Communications in UNIX: The Nooks and Crannies, published by Prentice Hall was extremely well received selling over 10,000 copies and is used by universities and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States and overseas. In 2002 he co-authored a second text, C++ Programmer’s Notebook that was published by Prentice Hall. In 2003 he completely re-structured his interprocess communications textbook for Linux (Interprocess Communications in LINUX: The Nooks and Crannies). His interprocess textbooks have been translated into Chinese and Polish. In addition, he has published numerous scholarly computer science papers and trade journal articles. Professor Gray has made numerous presentations for business, industry, and education. He also has served as a consultant to business, an expert witness for the State of Connecticut in the area of software customization, a technical editor for Prentice Hall and as an instructor for professional technical courses. He maintains an active consulting business. Additionally, Professor Gray played a key role in developing the Multimedia Web Design and Development major at the University of Hartford which focuses on multimedia authoring and web development. At present, Professor Gray is Chair of both the Computer Science department and Multimedia Web Design and Development.

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