Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics appoints new chair

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sep. 5‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and…

Georgia (Sep 5, 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics appoints new chair

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sep. 5‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics announced the appointment of Donald L. Amoroso as chair of the department of computer science and information systems. Amoroso took over responsibility in July for a program with nearly 1‚000 students‚ three undergraduate degree programs and two master’s programs.

Amoroso comes to KSU from Appalachian State University where he was a professor and chair of the computer information systems department for the past three years as well as the executive director for the Center for Applied Research in Emerging Technologies (CARET). In other positions‚ Amoroso was the director for the Pacific Research Institute for Information Systems and Management (PRIISM) and the project leader for CCAT (Center for Commercialization for Advanced Technologies) in San Diego.

“Donald brings to the department and our college broad experience as department chair at both Appalachian State and the University of Colorado‚ as well as being an associate professor at San Diego State University‚” said Laurence I. Peterson‚ dean of Kennesaw State’s College of Science and Mathematics. “Some of his strategic goals at KSU include recapturing the growth rates of our computing sciences degree programs‚ increasing our collaborations with the business community and enhancing our applied research activities with additional external funding.”

Amoroso earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Old Dominion University‚ and both an MBA and his Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Georgia. In addition to his academic experience‚ Amoroso has industrial experience with Grumman Aerospace Corporation‚ Gartner Group−Solista and has also served as director of General Electric’s Enterprise Solutions.


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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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