JOHN P. ROGATE
PO Box 149 • Colchester, VT 05446 • firstname.lastname@example.org • 802-865-6442
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Educational Technology, Information Technology Management, Project Management
professional with a breadth of Information Technology / Information
Systems (IT / IS) management, business consulting, project management,
and academic experience with in a highly diverse range of IS
environments, and all levels within an enterprise. Self-reliant with
high work ethic and complete dedication toward achievement of overall
goals, objectives, and bottom line performance. Innovative problem
solver with aptitude for leading teams in technical solution design,
engineering, and project management.
Building & Leadership • Strategic Planning • Project
Management • Business / Systems Analysis • Budgeting &
Scheduling • Entrepreneurial Vision • Problem Solving • Teaching,
Training & Mentoring • IT / IS Management • Proposal Development
& Delivery • Curriculum Development / Management • Experienced
Public Speaking • Vendor / Customer Relations • Direct Supervision •
Policies and Procedures
- Six years as
President/Treasurer of a $6M / year business in the top 100+ businesses
within the State of Vermont. In 1998, the company was awarded
best in Customer Service in New England by Digital Equipment
Corporation / Compaq.
- Successful sales /
consulting experience with Digital Equipment Corporation. Proven
leadership in IT / IS executive management consulting. Clients
included: Ben & Jerry’s, Burton Snowboards,GE, International
Paper, Georgia Pacific, UNH, UVM, State of Vermont, and many more.
Basically had a presence in most companies in New York, Vermont, and
the rest of New England driving innovative solutions for process
improvement, cost-effectiveness , and improved enterprise efficiency.
- Over 25 years
experience leading diverse teams in all aspects of IT / IS
including: hardware support, warranty services, application
architecture, software engineering, consulting, and data center
operations. Managed teams of up to 25 direct / indirect reports for
companies ranging in size from a handful of employees / stakeholders to
well over 100,000 employees / stakeholders.
- Extensive experience
in the development of vendor relations both as a “seller” and “buyer”
of hardware, software, and services. Leverageed these resources in the
delivery of high-profile projects acrose diverse industry sectors.
- Associate professor specializing in the technology sector at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Overall, a highly
rated professor in the field. Awarded one of the Top 300 Best
Professors in the US by Princeton Review (4/2012).
- Education researcher
/ reformer in the use of innovative and disruptive technologies with a
focus on Learning Theory / Learning Styles across multiple generations
- Extensive experience
as a public speaker (conferences, workshops, and other venues). The
main focus of these presentations centers around the use of technology
that can maximize the delivery of high-quality learning systems with
improved realization of learning outcomes across all levels of
- Collaborate with
educators and researchers globally to improve education using
innovative and immersive technologies across a diverse range of user
- Extensive experience
in implementing IT / IS solutions with the focus on “The Network is the
System” (the foundation for the current Cloud computing architectures,
and a core philosophy for driving successful IT / IS-related
decisions and solutions). This is an extemely important strategy that
maximizes efficiency while maintaining cost-effectiveness.
- Over 12 years of academic Program Development / Management experience at Champlain College.
- Intimately familiar with the following LMS Products: WebCT, Moodle, and Canvas
Champlain College – Division of Information Technology & Sciences (ITS) – Burlington, VT (1999 – Present)
- Interim Program Chair - Information Assurance and Technology (8/1/2013
– Present). Majors: Computer Information Technology, Computer &
Digital Forensics, and Computer Networking & Cyber Security.
In addition to duties as Graduate Program Director (below), perform
duties in the undergraduate traditional college similar to below:
(Responsible for all program activities including: program
management, advising, curriculum development / enhancement, marketing
for increased enrollment, program / course scheduling / course quality,
adjunct / full-time instructor hiring, program / instructor assessment).
- Program Director – MS Managing Innovation in Information Technology (MSMIIT) – (5/2006 – Present)
– Responsible for all program activities including: program
management, advising, curriculum development / enhancement,
marketing for increased enrollment, program / course quality, adjunct /
full-time instructor hiring, program / instructor assessment,
implementing technology solutions for distance education, development
and continuation of industry relationships, and continued program
accreditation. Program offered entirely online using the Angel
LMS as the delivery mechanism. Specialize in the teaching of effective
IT management to adult IT professionals aspiring to be middle and high
level IT management professionals.
- Program Director – Game Programming (EGP) (12/2005 – 7/2008)
– Designed, implemented, and managed the full curriculum (08/05). For
2006 / 2007 academic year, in excess of 100 applications were received
for this highly competitive program. Performed all
responsibilities required for program management and development as
defined for MSMIIT program above. The EGP program is the largest within
the division. Combined with the other video game programs, EGP was
named one of the 10 Best Programs in the US by the Princeton Review.
- Associate Professor & Assistant Program Director – Computer Networking (7/2005 – 7/2006.
Similar to Program Director responsibilities above. Instrumental
in bringing the major from a two year AS degree to a four year BS
degree. Created, developed, and implemented new courses as well
as implemented new certificate programs with a concentration on
networking, security, and systems administration. Managed a team of
adjunct instructors from a wide area of industry disciplines.
- Assistant Professor (1/2000 – 6/2005) – Full-time faculty duties - Computer Networking.
- Adjunct Professor (1/1999 – 1/2000) – taught part-time in the field of computer networking.
Creative Twists Designs (owner) – Colchester, Vermont – (9/2008 – Present)
- Research and design 3D virtual spaces for corporate, educational, and non-profit organizations.
- Provide development
resources for OpenSim, an Open Source project for reverse-engineering
the Second Life server side applications.
- Create high quality
3D content that includes objects, textures, scripting, and animations
with themes for both education and business use.
- Work closely with corporations and education institutions globally.
- Established a
publicized education consortium using 3D virtual spaces as the delivery
mechanism. Work closely with IT professionals at these universities
- Write articles / features on the topic of virtual worlds for http://www.hypergridbusiness.com
Vermont Technology Exchange Company (2/1994–6/2000)
President / Treasurer
Launched business and led
all facets of operations. Crafted business model as well as sales,
service, marketing, finance, and operating strategies. Initiated and
managed relationships with vendor partners and direct clientele.
Engaged client executives and key business stakeholders to identify
needs, propose solutions, negotiate contracts, and secure business
commitments. Directed project management and infrastructure
implementation activities. Managed operating P&L.
- Rated Number One in New England in Customer Service for warranty repair.
- Considered in the top 100+ businesses in Vermont.
- Featured in Business People – Vermont (1999)
- Worked closely with
IT organizations at all levels of the enterprise in the management and
delivery of innovative technology solutions.
- As an entrepreneur,
remained abreast of exisiting and emerging technology solutions to
satisify the needs of a diverse range of enterprises in accordance with
bugets, vision, strategic plans, and effective cost reductions /
process improvements through Information Systems implementations.
Digital Equipment Corporation, South Burlington, Vermont
- Executive IT Consultant—10/1987 - 2/1994
- Provided high level technical consulting expertise to Sales
Executives and customers in support of a $13M plus yearly sales
quota. Served as New England District Resource (as the lead
consultant) for multi-vendor networked environments. Extensive
expertise with solutions for Manufacturing, Health Care, Higher
Education, and Financial organizations. Worked with all levels of
an enterprise in establishing highly integrated and networkd solutions.
- Information Systems Manager—5/1982 - 10/1987
– Responsible for the implementation of MRP II (Class A) manufacturing
applications. Managed a team of senior level programmers and
systems analysts in support of implementation plan.
General Reinsurance Corporation - Greenwich, CT
Project Manager—1979 - 1982
Provided project management
leadership in the development of Investment System Applications and
Treaty Premium Applications.
Itel Corporation - White Plains, NY
Technical Support Technician—1978 - 1979
Provided high degree of
customer support and programming support to time sharing
customers for financial and inventory based applications.
Social Security Administration - Mt. Vernon, NY.
Branch Manager—1973 - 1978
Positions held: Claims Representative (S. Bronx, N.Y.); Field Representative (Nanuet, NY); Branch Manager (Mt. Vermont, N.Y.).
Education Specialist (EdS) – Doctorate Computing Technology in Education
Nova Southeastern University - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Information Systems Management
Iona College – New Rochelle, NY
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Literature / Economics
Herbert H. Lehman College – Bronx, NY
Courses taught (and / or developed) at Champlain College:
• NET 120 – Introduction to Computer Theory (proposed and developed this class)
• NET 130 – Introduction to Data Communications
• NET 140 – Operating Systems
• NET 260 – Linux System Administration I (proposed and developed this class).
• NET 360 – Linux System Administration II (proposed and developed this class)
• NET 340 – Network Operating Systems
• MIT 500 – Foundations of IT Management (Master’s level online).
• MIT 510 – Convergence of Telecommunications and Business (Master’s level online)
• MIT 530 – IT Security and Strategy (Master’s level online).
• MIT 540 – Managing Innovation in Information Technology (Master’s level online)
• MIT 590 – Capstone Project (Master’s level online)
• WEBD 120 – Introduction to Virtual Worlds
Guest speaker at numerous
conferences on the topic of using virtual worlds (and other
technologies) for education, business, and other endeavors. A few of
the many (50 since May, 2008) examples are:
• 8th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society – 01/2012
• 17th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning – 11/2011
• Champlain College Sophomore Symposium – 10/2010, 10/2011
• VermontFest – 11/2009
• Sloan Consortium (Maine) – 10/2009
• Vermont Works For Women / Women Can Do Conference – 10/2009, 10/ 2010, 10/2011
• EDINEB – 06/2009 , 06/2011 (London)
• Vita-Learn Dynamic Landscapes – May 2008
OTHER ACTIVITIES / AFFILIATIONS
- Web Design Hosting provider for small business and non-profit organizations in Vermont (2000 – 2006).
- Technical Consultant
to Vermont businesses with area of focus on Linux System Administration
and / or conversion to Linux (2000 – 2006).
- Governor’s Institute
of Vermont (Summer 2002, Summer 2003, Summer 2004, and Summer
2005). Technology (networking) Instructor for 35 academically
astute students from high schools throughout the State of
Vermont. Helped plan, develop, and organize the
- Registrar (Board of
Directors Position) – Vermont Amateur Soccer League – 2003 - VASL is an
organization designed to provide high-level amateur soccer competitions
in the State of Vermont.
- Manager (2002, 2003,
2004) – Nordic Spirit Amateur Women’s Soccer Team. Responsible
for organizing, recruiting, and training of a team of 25 highly skilled
collegiate soccer players. League champions in 2002.
- Manager – Nordic
Voltage Women’s Soccer Team (2003) – in moving from the amateur level
to the semi-pro level, forming the first semi-pro women’s soccer team
in the state of Vermont.
- Experienced Content
Designer and Programmer for Second Life and OpenSimulator
(OpenSim). Achieved global recognition for this expertise and
works generated. Work closely with educators and large corporations
globally on projects pertaining to the incorporation of virtual
technologies in real-world applications with specific focus on