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Lorraine Sauchin is a full-time Instructor of Computer Science with over 30 years of experience in Information Technology.

Prior to coming to Duquesne, Prof. Sauchin had extensive experience in professional software development and Information Technology Consulting. Her professional career includes experience as a programmer, systems analyst, software developer, implementation project manager, and manager of consulting services. She has worked for some of the world's largest consulting organizations as well as international software development firms. Her international experience includes projects throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

In recent years, her consulting has focused on the non-profit sector, helping small non-profits adapt and effectively utilize computer technology for business needs.

An avid traveler, Prof. Sauchin has worked with the Semester at Sea study abroad program several times, including an around-the-world voyage.

She lives in Morningside, PA with her husband Kris. 


M.B.A., Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
B.S., Mathematics/Computer Science, Indiana University of PA, 1976

Generally my course load involves teaching computer coding, algorithmic thinking and other technology topics to non-Computer Science majors. I also teach upper level courses in the online Computer Science and Technology program. As a life-long computer professional, I know the value of understanding and keeping up with the rapid changes in technology.

Courses I regularly teach are:
COSC 100      Elements of Computer Science
COSC 101      Basic Programming
COSC 130      Fundamentals of the Internet
COSC 135      Introduction to Computer Science

UCOR 111      Problem Solving with Creative Math

On occasion I also teach:
CECT 302      Info Systems Project Management 
CECT 305      Web Technologies and Apps
CECT 350      Data Visualization
CECT 401      Problem Solving with Info Systems & Technology

University Affiliations:
Member, Provost's Committee on Information Literacy
Member, Core Curriculum Program Committee

Professional Affiliations:
Certification in Data Processing, Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals
Past Board of Directors Member, Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals
Past Board Member, Association for Women in Computing
American Association of University Professors

Community Service:
Service Learning Affiliations:  Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh; Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
Member and Past President: Just Harvest: A Center for Action Against Hunger
Awards: United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh "Community Hero" Award
Volunteer: St. Raphael Parish, GlobalLinks, Morningside Community Council