Curt completed a bachelors, masters, and doctorate in computer science/computer engineering from Wayne State University. During that time he built one of the first microcomputers - the Altair, and received the university's Outstanding Graduate Student award. He began his teaching career in 1978 as an instructor at Wayne State. In 1980, he moved to Illinois State University and was an assistant professor in the Applied Computer Science department for eight years. At ISU Curt created the university's first IBM pc lab. The following seven years were spent at Purdue University's Fort Wayne campus in the Computer Science department. Following Purdue, Curt was at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois for three years. During those years he was an associate professor in the library science program and the school of business, and assistant dean in the school of library science. Curt then moved to DePaul University and has been there since 1998. Curt's scholarly interests include networking fundamentals and writing textbooks. His current textbook - Data Communications and Computer Networks: A Business User's Approach - is currently in the 7th edition and one of the top selling books in the business networking market. He is also the author of the column Spotlight, which appears in the ACM publication Inroads.
Curt is also co-director of the Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy program and was a principal creator of the LSP 121 course.
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