VU IT Department Faculty

Professor Jaci Lederman

Associate Professor and Department Chair
(812) 888-5346
jlederman@vinu.edu

Jaci Lee Lederman, PMP is the Associate Professor and Department Chair of Information Technology, joined Vincennes University and the world of academics in 2011. Jaci brings her twenty years of experience working in the Information Technology industry, into the classroom. Her work spans from software development, to executive I.T. Management. Jaci helps students understand the importance of successful technology integration into any organization. Jaci has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming, a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, and a MBA with a concentration in Information Technology Management. Jaci makes it a priority to engage with students through class trips, and community service projects that expand student’s minds on how technology impacts our world. In 2012 Jaci, along with her students, created a new Vincennes University Club named THE I.T. LEAD. This club brings together faculty, students and the community to collaborate and share their passion for Information Technology.

 

Professor Mary Bowen

Professor
(812) 888-4294
mbowen@vinu.edu

Mary Bowen has been a Professor in the Administrative Office Technology Department at Vincennes University for over 30 years. Ms. Bowen received her BS degree and MS degree in Business Education at Indiana State University. She is currently Microsoft certified in Word and PowerPoint and is responsible for teaching courses in Office Management, Transcription, Medical Terminology, Keyboarding, Word, PowerPoint, Records Management, and Professional Business Image. She was selected as a recipient of the Peer Award at Vincennes University in 2013. Of special interest is the Professional Clothing Project she began in 2012, offering interview clothing free to students for their dinnerviews in the Image class and their eventual real job interviews

 

 

Professor Greg Hirsch

Assistant Professor
(812) 888-5323
ghirsch@vinu.edu

Gregory J. Hirsch, CEH, is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and joined Vincennes University in 2014. Greg brings with him over 15 years of IT experience from the corporate world and incorporates this knowledge into student learning in the classroom. The majority of his work experience is in Network Administration and Security that includes implementing, securing, supporting and enhancing WAN/LAN networks, wireless networks, DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory. Greg has additional enterprise level experience working in Citrix, Exchange Server, Windows XP/7/2003/2008/2012 R2, Network Appliance storage systems, VMWare, Cisco, and Disaster Recovery. He emphasizes the importance of understanding technology to the point of being able to easily explain how technology works to individuals that are not IT savvy. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems, and a Master of Business Administration degree. Greg serves as faculty adviser of the Cyber Crime Investigators club on campus that serves to promote security awareness among students and faculty and hosts various events throughout the year such as Black Hat Wars, Hackers No Hacking, and Bot Wars.

 

 

Professor Troy Schotter

Assistant Professor
(812) 888-4598
tschotter@vinu.edu

“Troy Schotter is a Assistant Professor of Information Technology, with a primary focus of programming and game development.
Unsure of which specific field of ‘computer nerd’ he wanted to be, Mr. Schotter graduated from Vincennes with three Associates degrees. Information Technology, Computer Programming and Game development. Troy Schotter continued onto Indiana State University and graduated with a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Mr. Schotter now spends his time helping students understand the joys of programming while still showing them who’s boss at Super Smash Bros.”

Professor Brian Igel

 

 

Instructor Kris Locklin

(812) 888-5050
klocklin@vinu.edu

Kris Locklin brings over 20 years of professional office administration and management experience to the Information Technology department. Her familiarity and proficiency with an array of software applications pertinent to the world of business makes her an asset to faculty and students alike. Ms. Locklin recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vincennes University with both a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology and an Associates in Administrative Office Technology, and is currently seeking an MBA in Information Technology Management. In addition, she is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as being OPAC Certified in a wide range of office and computer skills. Ms. Locklin continues to be active in VU’s Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honors Society and Club as alumni and co-advisor helping students host business skill-building events, fundraising, and community service while emphasizing academic achievement. Her love for learning assists her in teaching and guiding students through the collegiate process as well as other necessary work and life skills.

 

Vincennes University IT Professors have degrees in the fields in which they teach, as well as valuable industry experience – this creates an optimal learning experience.