John C. Shepherd, Ph.D.Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Journalism and Multiimedia Arts
529 College Hall
Education:Ph.D., Operation Research and Systems Management, University of Pittsburgh, 1984
M.S., Operation Research and Systems Management, University of Pittsburgh, 1982
M.S., Management Information Systems, Duquesne University, 1972
B.S., Administration and Management Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1969
I worked for various computer firms,and taught at Indiana University of Pennsyklvania for ten years. I Started at Duquesne in 1987, as a member of the Management Information Systems major. I Taught almost all of the MIS courses, including: Computer Systems, Database Management, COBOL Programming, Systems Analysis, Systems Design and many others.
I was always interested in using computers to mange media, such as sound, graphics and video. In 1995 I started the first Multimedia Master's degree in the country. I also oversaw the creation of the first Multimedia computer lab in the country (1994).
I wrote two textbooks, one on Database Management and another on authoring E-Learning applications using Authorware. In the 1980s I started two software companies, one was an expert system to monitor clinical prescription data, and another was the first hospital pharmacy application to run on local area networks.
After a merger with another department in 2005, I founded the Journalism and Multimedia Arts department, which currently has several BA majors, and a master's degree.