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John Dooley

John F. Dooley is professor and chair of the Computer Science Department at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Before returning to teaching in 2001, Dooley spent nearly 20 years in the software industry as a developer, designer, and manager, working for companies such as Bell Telephone Laboratories, McDonnell Douglas, IBM, and Motorola. He has nearly two dozen professional journal publications to his credit, along with numerous presentations. He has been a reviewer for the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium for the last 28 years, and reviews papers for the IEEE Transactions on Education, the ACM Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) Conference, and other professional conferences. He has also developed short courses in software development as well as three separate software engineering courses at the advanced undergraduate level.

While in industry, Dooley wrote user applications, operating system software and embedded applications for several different platforms. He also supervised teams of developers ranging in size from�four to 30 members,�and led successful efforts to move development organizations to SEI Levels 2 and 3.

Writing is an integral part of many of John�s classes at Knox. One of Knox's graduation requirements is a writing-intensive course in the major; John has taught this course every year for the last five years. He�s also taught in Knox�s First Year Preceptorial program, a discussion and writing course that serves as an introduction to the liberal arts for first-year students.

John Dooley's Books

Software Development and Professional Practice

Software Development and Professional Practice

  • Publication Date: July 13, 2011
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3801-0

Software Development and Professional Practice reveals how to design and code great software. You'll learn the principles of good software design, and how to apply those principles to the code you write every day. Learn More …