Capella University ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ph.D. Education†††††††††††††††††††††† Student


†† Focus: Instructional Design for Distance Learning -- Graduation Fall 2004


Aspen University††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Master Education†††††††††††††††††††† Student


†† Focus: Multiple Intelligences -- Graduation August 2004


San Diego State University †††††††††††††††††† Master Business Administration Aug 97


Arizona State University††††††††††††††††††††††† Ph.D. Computer Science††††††††††††††††††††† Aug 93


†† Dissertation: Designing and Implementing a Consolidated-Object Model


University of Nevada Las Vegas†††††††††† Master Computer Science††††††††††††††††††† Jun 87


United States Air Force Academy†††††††† Bachelor Computer Science††††††††††††††††† Jun 83


Business Experience


In 1992, founded Jamsa Press, a computer-book publishing company. Grew Jamsa Press into one of the countryís fastest growing publishing companies with product distribution to over 70 countries and publications in 26 languages. Named an ďIngram Platinum PartnerĒ three times by Ingram Book Distribution; an award given to Ingramís Top 40 Publishers (Top 1% of the publishing industry.)


Established JP Distribution, a warehouse and order fulfillment facility that shipped products worldwide. Established distribution agreements and partnerships with companies worldwide which included: McGraw-Hill, Addison Wesley, Pearson, and Wiley.


Understand the entrepreneurial process, from startup through restricted cash flow, the pursuit of funding, and divestiture.


Jamsa Press was acquired by a larger parent company in 1997, which also integrated the distribution and fulfillment services.

Management Experience


Grew Jamsa Press into a 30-person team that included editors, graphic artists, domestic and international sales, shipping, and finance. Also worked extensively with freelance authors, illustrators, and editors.


Research Experience (held Top Secret/Special Background Investigation Clearance)


United States Air Force (1988) ††††††††††††††††††††††† Development of a secure, distributed

execution environment within a

non-heterogeneous network environment


United States Air Force (1985 to 1987)††††††††††† Development of a real-time telemetry system


United States Air Force (1983 to 1985)††††††††††† Development of a shuttered-video system


Presentation Skills


An experienced instructor at the graduate and undergraduate level. Have made numerous technology and business presentations at universities and conferences within the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Frequent participant in radio and television interviews.


Board Member Experience


Board Member, Delta Society, the Largest Organization in the World for the Study of the Human and Animal Bond. A non-profit organization. 1999-2001.




Author of over 95 computer books, the topics of which examine network protocols, operating systems, programming languages, hardware internals, security, and wireless as well as hand-held devices. Publishers for the books include: McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Microsoft Press, Jamsa Press, Macmillan, and Sybex.


Published (as an undergraduate) in the ACM Journal of Software Engineering, for an analysis of object-oriented design versus other design methodologies.


Proficient Programming Languages


C/C++/C#, Visual Basic/VB.NET, Active Server Pages/ASP.NET, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL, WML, and WMLScript


Proficient Technologies


Network protocols, security, wireless/mobile devices, operating systems, database management, and hardware


Proficient Learning Platforms


††††††††††† WebCT, BlackBoard, E-College, Socrates, and several custom platforms


Teaching Experience


††††††††††† Graduate Courses††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Course

††††††††††† Arizona State University††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Web Client Programming

††††††††††† Capella University†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advanced Java Programming,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Network Security

††††††††††† American Intercontinental University †††† ††††††††††† Oracle PL/SQL Programming,

Database Modeling

††††††††††† National University†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Database Design, Systems Analysis

††††††††††† Aspen University††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Telecommunications, Project

Management, Business Management

††††††††††† University of Maryland††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Electronic commerce

††††††††††† Regis University††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advanced Programming

††††††††††† Denver University†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C++ Programming,

E-Commerce Development

††††††††††† Western International University††††††††††††††††††††††† E-Commerce Development

††††††††††† Teikyo Post University††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Managing International IT Projects

††††††††††† Keller Graduate School of Management††††††††††† Advanced Programming,

Systems Analysis, Client/Server


††††††††††† Undergraduate Courses

††††††††††† Scottsdale Community College††††††††††††† ††††††††††† C++ Programming, Photoshop

††††††††††† Mesa Community College†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Systems Analysis and Design

††††††††††† American Intercontinental University††††† †††††††††† Database Administration, Database

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Modeling, Intro to Technology

††††††††††† Jones International University††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Introduction to Technology

††††††††††† Westwood Online†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Marketing, Business Law, Network

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Security, Algebra

††††††††††† University of Phoenix††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Web Development, Algebra, Math

††††††††††† Art Institute Online††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Web Development†††††††

††††††††††† DeVry Online†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Visual Basic Programming


Faculty Training Programs


AIU Online†††††††††††††††††† Regis University††††††††††††††††††††††† Baker College

Capella University†††††††† Franklin University††††††††††††††††††† Art Institute

DeVry University††††††††† Univeristy of Phoenix††††††††††††††† Jones International University

Westwood Online†††††††† University of Maryland††††††††††† Teikyo Post University

Keller Graduate School of Management†††††††††††


Course Development Experience


Experienced in the creation and modification of courses for traditional and online classes. Familiar with mapping terminal course objectives to course content for accreditation purposes. Have completed course-development training courses at various universities.

††††††††††† Graduate Courses††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Course

††††††††††† Arizona State University††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Web Client Programming

††††††††††† Westwood Online†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Computer science and MBA courses

††††††††††† Keller Graduate School of Management††††††††††† Information Sciences courses

††††††††††† Denver University†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advanced Programming,



††††††††††† Undergraduate Courses††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Course

Mesa Community College†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Systems Analysis and Design

Scottsdale Community College††††††††††††† ††††††††††† C++ Programming

Scottsdale Community College††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Photoshop and Web Design

DeVry††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Business HR course

††††††††††† Westwood Online†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Business Law, Marketing,

Network Security,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advanced Programming,

Introduction to Technology

Areas of Interest


Education: Online learning platforms, curriculum, and distribution media. Reusable-learning objects and open systems. Learning theory and curriculum design to support multiple intelligences.


Technology: Wireless and handheld devices, network protocols, operating systems, programming languages, computer architecture, security, performance, and software engineering.


Business: Business models that leverage new technologies, entrepreneurial ventures, marketing, and strategic planning.


Desire to research and drive new opportunities within online education. I am interested in developing and deploying platforms that maximize reusable-learning objects which exploit a learnerís multiple intelligences. I would like to examine effective business models that leverage technology to open new doors to efficient and effective learning.




Spending time with my wife, dogs, and horses. Researching a wide range of topics, from finance to learning theory.

Recent Book Publications


For a complete listing of the titles written by Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., visit BarnesandNoble.com and search for Jamsa:


†††††††††† http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Jamsa


The following titles are the most recent works:


Title††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Publisher

Coding Hacker Proof Applications††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Delmar/Thompson

Visual Basic .NET Tips and Techniques††††††††††††††††††††††† McGraw-Hill

PC Performance Tuning and Upgrading†††††††††††† ††††††††††† McGraw-Hill

Hacker Proof†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Delmar/Thomson

Jamsaís C/C++/C# Programmerís Bible†††††††††††††††††††††† Delmar/Thomson

Rescued by A+ Certification†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Delmar/Thomson

Instant Palm OS Applications††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† McGraw-Hill

Palm OS Developerís Guide†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† McGraw-Hill

HTML & Web Design Tips and Techniques††††††††††††††††† McGraw-Hill


Served as the Series Editor for the following titles:


Title††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Publisher

C# Programming Tips and Techniques††††††††††††† ††††††††††† McGraw-Hill

SQL Tips & Techniques†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Premier Press

Photoshop Tips & Techniques††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Premier Press

Starting with Visual Basic††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Premier Press

Rescued by C#†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Delmar/Thomson

Rescued by Active Server Pages and ASP.NET†††††††††† Delmar/Thomson

Rescued by SQL††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Delmar/Thomson

Wireless Application Programmerís Library††††††††††††††††† Premier Press