NEM W. SCHLECHT
1435 7TH AVE S -- FARGO ND 58103-2525 -- 701-306-5101 -- email@example.com
Information Technology Program Coordinator & Instructor for
North Dakota Governor's School,
January 2009 - Present
Review and approve student applications, prepare budgets, schedules,
conduct curriculum reviews and hire/evaluate staff for the Information
Technology program of the North Dakota Governor's School, an intensive
six-week program for talented and gifted high school students.
Instructing includes an intensive, six-week course in general Computer
Science topics to talented high school students. Topics covered HTML, CGI
basic computer system architecture, research, and presentations.
Owner/Operator of Empyreal Technologies,
June 1998 - Present.
Owner and operator of a UNIX and Database Consulting company. Services
include UNIX Systems Administration, database administration, programming,
security, network design, and UNIX & Perl Instructional courses. Clients
include organizations in Medical Insurance, Nanotechnology Engineering, NMR
(Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Spectroscopy, Information Technology support,
Statistics and Mechanical Engineering.
Information Technology Coordinator, Packet Digital, LLC.,
September 2007 - September 2011
Information technology coordinator for an electrical engineering start-up
company, managing all IT aspects for the company.
Responsibilities include IT planning, growth and capacity infrastructure
planning, server systems administration, staff IT training, backup
administration, desktop administration, database administration, revision
control system administration, license manager administration, web updates
& programming, telephone switch administration, hardware management
(purchasing & inventory), network management (WAN, LAN, firewalls, DNS, and
physical wiring), and other technical skills, as required.
Operating Systems: RedHat Enterprise Linux, Solaris, SUSE, Ubuntu, Windows
Database Systems: MySQL.
Languages: Perl, bash, PHP, & Python.
Revision control systems: CVS, Subversion, & Mercurial.
Software: Mentor Engineering suite, Cadence Engineering suite, Matlab.
UNIX Systems Administrator/DBA for the North Dakota State University
September 1998 - August 2007
UNIX Systems Administration and programming for the NDSU Libraries and NDSU
Archives/Regional Studies. Responsibilities include server systems
administration, database administration, database application design and
programming, management of the NDSU Libraries Web server, consulting for
various problems in technology, supervision for web and student personnel,
and strategic planning for systems upgrades and stability.
Linux (Slackware, Mandrake, SUSE, & Debian),
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, and Novell Netware 5.
UNIX Shell (Bash/Ksh),
Assistant UNIX Systems Administrator/DBA for the
North Dakota University System (NDUS),
Information Technology Services
(ITS), June 1993 - June 1998
- UNIX System Administration and programming for a variety of platforms
and operating systems used by state associated higher education schools.
Responsibilities include programming a range of applications in Perl
(databases, client-server apps, administrative tools, CGIs, etc.),
Security, Gopher and Web administration, and consulting for faculty, staff,
and students on a wide range of UNIX related topics.
Operating Systems: IRIX,
Mach (from NeXT),
UNIX Shell (Bash/Ksh),
Modula2, and BASIC.
Master of Science in Computer Science,
North Dakota State University, May 2009.
Thesis Title: "Web-Based Factorial Experiment Testing System (FETS)",
CGPA: 4.0 - Transcript information is available
online or by request for my graduate studies.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science,
North Dakota State University, May 1998.
CGPA: 2.9 - Transcript information is available
online or by request for my undergraduate studies.
North Dakota Governor's School,
- Participated in North Dakota G.S. for talented and gifted high school
students, Mathematics section. Six week program where skills in Computer
Science, Math Theory, and Statistics are enhanced and encouraged to
PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS:
"A Web-Based Factorial Experiment Testing System (FETS): A Pilot Study", November 2009
Nem W. Schlecht, Dr. Brian M. Slator & Dr. Phillip McClean, Proceedings, 12th Annual IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE), November 22-24, 2009.
"Podcasting is Yummy!", October 2009
Social Media in Higher Education, "Immersed in Learning: Virtual Worlds for Education", North Dakota State University, October 8, 2009.
"Usage of a Web-Based Factorial Experiment Testing System (FETS)", April 2009
Nem W. Schlecht, Dr. Brian M. Slator & Dr. Phillip McClean, Proceedings, 42nd Annual Midwest Instructional and Computing Symposium, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, April 17-18, 2009.
"Web-Based Factorial Experiment Testing System (FETS)", February 2009
North Dakota State University, Master's of Science in Computer Science, Graduate Thesis. Advisor: Dr. Brian M. Slator.
"Podcasting", March 2008
Social Media in Higher Education Conference, North Dakota State University, March 18, 2008.
"University Podcasting", October & November 2006
Organized and presented at a 4-week event on podcasting in a University
environment. Topics included general podcasting, faculty and student
involvement, recording tips, audio editing, and pedagogical enhancement
"Podcasting Workshop: Course Content, Teacher as Podcaster, Podcasting as Assignment", April 2006
Guest speaker at the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing Conference, Spring 2006 session, hosted at
North Dakota State University, with Dr. Kevin Brooks of the NDSU English Department, April 8, 2006.
"Packet Stream Reconstructor (PSR): A Network Security Tool", April 2005
- Proceedings, 38th Annual Midwest
Instructional and Computing Symposium, University of Wisconsin - Eau
Claire, April 8-9, 2005.
"Integrating Perl and MySQL: Relational Rubbish Listing",
UNIX Review, September 2000
- Authored article on using and integrating Perl and MySQL, for a UNIX
Systems Administration audience.
"A Low-Cost Library Database Solution", March 2000
- Mark England, Lura Joseph, & Nem W. Schlecht, Information Technology
and Libraries, p. 46. V. 19, March 2000
"Web and Database Integration for
the Delivery of Dynamic Information (on a Budget)", April 1998
Proceedings, 31st Annual Small
College Computing Symposium, North
Dakota State University, April 16-18, 1998.
"Development of Daily Homework and
Quiz Manager (D.H.Q.M.) for Enhancing Teaching/Learning in Large
Classes", April 1998
Nem W. Schlecht and
Dr. Sudhir I.
Mehta, Proceedings, 31st Annual Small College Computing Symposium,
North Dakota State University,
April 16-18, 1998.
"Computerized Assessment Technique For Large Classes", April 1998
Dr. Sudhir I. Mehta and Nem W. Schlecht, A special issue on assessment, Journal of
Engineering Education, pp. 167-172, Vol. 87, No. 2, April 1998.
May 2007 - Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society
Inducted into the Upsilon Pi
Epsilon honor society for academic achievements as a Computer
Science Graduate student at NDSU.
April 2007 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi
honor society for an excellent grade point average as a graduate student at
April 2007 - Mary McCannel Gunkelman Nominee
Nominated as a staff member who has made the most significant and unselfish
contribution to a happy environment at NDSU.
April 1998 - Distinguished Service Award (NDSU College of Science and Math)
During the Fargo 1997 flood, part of the NDSU Fargo Flood
Team, March-May 1997, which created the NDSU Fargo Flood Homepage. Developed the graphical river level gage, graphs to view
trends in the river level, and a movie of the images taken from the "Flood
Cam". Also received the River Keeper's Public Service Award
for the same work.
June 2000 - Present, North Dakota Governor's School Advisory Board Member
Committee to promote, enhance, and supervise the North Dakota Governor's
School program, including program additions and modifications, marketing
ideas, and program policies.
March, April; 2001 - Present, Science Fair Judge
Volunteer Judge for the North Dakota South-East Regional and N. D. State Science
and Engineering Fairs. Judged science and engineering projects by high
school and junior high students in North Dakota and helped to rank the
projects and assign various awards.
April 2002 - Present, Science Olympiad Scorekeeper
Volunteer for the North Dakota Science Olympiad. First as a judge in an
event, and later as the official scorekeeper. Developed an online
management system for score verification and tracking.
October 2000 - 2002, President of the
North Dakota Governor's School Alumni Association
Organize the Executive Council and Association meetings. Keep the
organization in good standing with it's members and the State of North
Dakota. A non-profit organization to promote the North Dakota Governor's School and
help alumni keep in touch and explore educational opportunities. Election
to this position gains a permanent seat on the North Dakota Governor's
School Planning Council.
October 2000 - September 2005, North Dakota State University Computer and
Information Technology Planning and Goals (CITPG) University Senate
Represent the NDSU Library at weekly meetings on computing technology and
technology planning, concerning the NDSU campus and the campus' role in the
North Dakota Higher Education Computing Network.
May 2000 - May 2001, North Dakota State University Staff Senate, Staff Senate Executive Council
Attended Staff Senate meetings as an Admin/Managerial/Professional
representative. Elected to the Staff Senate Executive Council (Member at
Large), Chair of the Staff Senate By-Laws committee, Member of the
Administrative Computing committee. During this year of service, tuition
waivers for family members of staff and faculty was lobbied for and obtained
from the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.
August 1999 - 2003, North Dakota State University Technology Enhanced
Learning (TEL) University Senate Committee
Adjunct member of the TEL committee, helping to plan, promote, and develop
programs and plans to support NDSU faculty in distance education endeavors.
October 1999 - June 2001, International Conference on Intelligent
Multimedia and Distance Education (ICIMADE) Program Committee
Helped to plan, promote, and organize an international conference on
multimedia and distance education technologies held the summer of 2001 at