Dr. Roger L. Norton
Dean of The School of Computer Science and Mathematics
Roger L. Norton is the Dean of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Marist College where he has been employed for thirty-four years. He is the Director of the Center for Collaborative and On-Demand Computing and is also the Founder and Director of the Institute for Data Center Professionals and a Principal Investigator for a Collaborative Enterprise Computing Community funded by the National Science Foundation. He also recently was the PI for a Marist College $3 million grant from New York State to fund the New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center, helping companies to understand and use analytics and cloud computing to help their companies grow.
Dr. Norton holds a PhD in Computer Science from Syracuse University, an MA in Mathematics from Brandeis University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His areas of interest include semantics of programming languages, the object-oriented programming paradigm, virtual economies, and distributed computing.
In addition to Dr. Norton’s extensive research, teaching and academic leadership experience, he has held senior management positions in industry including his role as the 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.
Dr. Norton’s entrepreneurial character coupled with his firm belief in the faculty/student research model has prompted him to secure funding for the development of several programs that partner academia with industry including the NYSTAR-designated Center for Collaborative and On-Demand Computing (CCODC) and the new New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center.
He has made numerous presentations at professional and academic conferences and has authored or co-authored many publications.
B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S. Ph.D. candidate; Brandeis University
M.Phil., Ph.D. Syracuse University
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.
Norton, Roger., Coleman, R., Baker, H., Gowen, S. “Electronic Commerce in Virtual Worlds and Open Simulator.” Proceedings Mardi Gras Conference 2009, February 19-21, 2009, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Lauria, Eitel, Norton, R., Tanner, N., Baron, J., Prajugo, M. “Deconstructing Sakai: A Case Study.” Sakai Conference 2009, July 8 – 10, Boston, MA
Norton, R.L., Matheus, A., Longo, R., “Teaching Information Fluency: A New Pedagogical Framework”
Proceedings of IRMA, San Diego, CA (May 2005).
Norton, R.L., Using Virtual Linux Servers, IEEE Computer. November, 2002.
Norton, R.L., “Utilizing Virtual Linux Servers to Teach Computer Science & Information Technology Courses,” Journal of Computing in Small College (April 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.
Member of Association of Computing Machinery
ABET Program Evaluator