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n today's fast-paced global economy,
information technology has become an
essential part of the business world.
John Femia, Professor of IT & Computer
Applications, applies his technology skills
and business acumen to teach students
how to succeed in business by embracing
technology.
A popular professor and innovative
developer of cross-disciplinary instruction,
Femia began teaching in the midst of a
successful business career, which included
finance positions at Putnam Investments
and Rockwell International.
In 1997, on a whim, he stopped by campus
on the way home from work and asked if he
could teach a computer course.
"I was in the right place at the right time,"
said Femia, who earned a BS at Villanova
University and an MBA from Pepperdine
University. "When I began teaching,
business computing was really starting to
take off.
"At first, I would teach one 7:30 a.m.
`Computer Applications' course, and go on
to my `real job' at an insurance company.
Then I realized I didn't care all that much
about insurance, but I really enjoyed
teaching."
Femia joined the IT faculty full time in
1999. A few years later, when an economics
instructor left mid-semester, he stepped
in to teach the course. Femia now divides
his teaching time between two academic
departments: Information Technology and
Business.
His IT courses include "Computer
Applications," which covers the entire
Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel and
PowerPoint, etc. His Business courses
include "Introduction to Business"
and economics.
" At first, I wo
uld teach one 7
:30 a.m.
`Computer Applic
ations' course
, and
go on to my `r
eal job' at an in
surance
company. Then I r
ealized I didn'
t care
all that much a
bout insuranc
e, but I
really enjoyed te
aching."
John Femia, Professor of Information T
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& Computer Applications
Preparing Students
for
Business Success
via Technology
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