Thomas Wallace – Program Coordinator
Advanced Instructor – Department of Information Science
Joining the Information Technology faculty in the Summer of 2006, Thomas brings 15 years of web development and design experience to the classroom. A graduate of the IT Minor pilot program in 2000, he spent five years as the lead web developer for UALR culminating in the launch of the new UALR web presence in February of 2006 before returning to the classroom. His areas of expertise/interest are standards-based web development, adaptive and responsive design, web usability and accessibility, interface development and design, and emerging internet technology. For more information visit his web site.
M. David Luneau, Jr.
P.E. Associate Professor of Electronics and Computers Department of Engineering Technology
David has been a part of the IT Minor program since its first class and started teaching in the second semester that the program was offered. His primary teaching areas are operating systems, spreadsheets, programming, and databases.
He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 1980 and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1981. He began his professional career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston where he worked in Space Shuttle ascent stability analysis, rendezvous navigation, and crew procedures. He wrote simulation software and worked in the Mission Control Center during rendezvous missions. David returned to his home state of Arkansas in 1986 and spent five years as an engineer and database manager at the AT&T manufacturing facility in Little Rock. He started teaching at UALR in 1991 in the Department of Engineering Technology and teaches classes in circuit analysis, electronics, data acquisition, and programming. You can learn more about him by visiting his website at http://ualr.edu/mdluneau.
E-Commerce Program Coordinator
Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the punched card was king, I completed a BA in Physics at Hendrix College, and a MS in Computer Science at Oklahoma State University. Since then I have over 30 years of industry experience in software development, project management, and business processes in the Little Rock area.
I am newest member of the Information Technology Program Faculty, having joined UALR in 2012. As the previous owner of an IT consulting firm, I am keenly aware of the skills that it takes to be hired and to excel in your profession. In addition to building your technical IT skills, the IT Minor program will give you practical experience in the soft skills that will differentiate you from other applicants in the job market.
I also serve as the program coordinator and academic advisor for the E-Commerce Degree, which uses the IT Minor Program courses as its core requirements. I will be delivering much of the IT Minor Program and E-Commerce degree to the UALR Benton Center, so I have offices both at UALR Benton and in EIT 537.
You will find that each member of IT Minor Program Faculty is very approachable. We are interested in your academic success and in delivering a program that will be useful to you. So if you want to discuss the IT Minor Program, the E-Commerce Degree, academic advising, all things digital, or UALR in general, feel free to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.