Name: Dr. Roger L. Norton
Title: Dean of The School of Computer Science and Mathematics
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 109
Extension: (845) 575-3610
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Degrees Held: B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S. Ph.D. candidate; Brandeis University
M.Phil., Ph.D. Syracuse University

Bio: Dr. Norton previously held the position of Director of the Center for Mental Health Management Information Systems where he was responsible for the design, installation, and administration of numerous Local Area Networks for various New York State and County Mental Health organizations. He is the owner of RCBK Computer Services were he has provided consulting services in Distributed Systems and Networking to the British Columbia Workmen's Compensation Board, Calvin Klein, ARCO, and other organizations.

Dr. Norton is a Novell Certified NetWare Administrator and Certified NetWare Engineer. He is also certified in Connect:Remote for NT and OS2. During a sabbatical, he developed an object-oriented CASE tool for the IBM Corporation.

Interests: Dr. Norton's areas of interest include semantics of programming languages, the object-oriented programming paradigm, and distributed computing. Currently, he is developing a categorical model for describing agents in a distributed environment.

Publications: Norton, R.L., Using Virtual Linux Servers, IEEE Computer. November, 2002.

Norton, R.L., & Thomas, R., "Domain Semantics for Agent-Oriented Programming", Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium, Orlando, Florida. 2000.

Norton, R.L., Greenfield, S., TenEyck, J. & Thomas, R., "Utilizing CORBA and IBMs SOM(System Object Models) in the Undergraduate Curriculum," The Northeast Conference on Computing in Small Colleges, Boston, Massachusetts. 1997.

Norton, R. L. , "An Informal Introduction to Classes and Multiple Inheritance in an Object-Oriented Programming Language," Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Eastern Small College Computing Conference, Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania. 1996.

Norton, R. L., "Dealing with the Changing Employer Expectations of Computer Science & Information Science Students", Proceedings of the International Academy of Information Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995.

Norton, R. L. , Zanetich, J. A., & Lobiondo, V., "The Total Quality Management of the HRRO Information System", Proceedings of the International Academy of Information Management, Dallas, Texas, 1992.

Norton, R. L. & Zanetich, J. A., "Public/Private Partnerships", Second Annual Institute on Mental Health Management Information, Poughkeepsie, NY. 1991.

Norton, R. L., "E Pluribus Unum: Integrating Databases", First Annual Institute on Mental Health Management Information, Poughkeepsie, NY. 1991.

Norton, R. L., "Predicate Transformers as Homomorphisms on Scott's Information Systems", Proceedings of the 17th Annual Computer Science Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, 1989.

Norton, R.L., "ADA and its Role in the Undergraduate Curriculum", The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, V.4, No. 2, November, 1988.

Norton, R. L., Information Systems as Implementations", Proceedings of the 15th Annual Computer Science Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 1987.

Greenfield, S. & Norton, R. L., Detecting Uninitialized Modula 2 Abstract Objects", SIGPLAN Notices, Vol. 22, No. 6, June 1987.
Affiliations: Member of Association of Computing Machinery
ABET Program Evaluator