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.
EducationM.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
Member, Provost's Committee on Information Literacy
Member, Core Curriculum Program Committee
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
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