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Michael Konemann

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Computational and Physical Sciences, and Masters in Software Engineering 262.524.7162 mgk@carrollu.edu Charles Street Hall 202

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Computer Science Software Engineering

Biography

Michael Konemann is a Wisconsin native, born in Baraboo. He is married with two children and six grandchildren,

Education

  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, 1993
  • Marquette University, M.S. in Math, Statistics, & Computer Science (4.0 GPA - perfect score on Comprehensive Exam), 1984
  • Carroll College, B.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Education, 1980

Areas of Specialization

Artificial Intelligence

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Algebra Arcade educational software package won national recognition as Creative Computing’s Outstanding Software of the Year.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

Institutional Service

  • Served on at least one primary committee nearly all of 30-plus years at Carroll (including FEC, AAC, FDC, FTC, Honors Committee)
  • Served as Director of Academic Computing prior to the arrival of the current ITS Department

Honors and Awards

Honors

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Delta Sigma Nu Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

Awards

  • AAUP Scholastic Award
  • Received "Technology/Graphic Communication Excellence in Teaching Award" as voted upon by the students in the program, 2006-2007, 2007-2008

What is your teaching style?

We spend a lot of time in class working through assignments (depending on the particular course). I try to inject humor where appropriate, sometimes successfully, and sometimes not... I am always concerned with the students needs, and always fair.

Why do you do what you do?

Because all of the shortstop jobs in the major leagues are filled. Still waiting for that call!

How do you make learning engaging?

The engagement needs to be mutual, just like with a spouse. If both parties don’t do their share, there is little hope of success. I come to class each day ready to roll!

What should students know about you?

I have been at Carroll since the fall of 1976. I came to Carroll as a student because the baseball coach called and recruited me, found out I liked it so much and have since stayed for over 40 years. Students should always feel comfortable approaching me with any topic, related to the current course or not.

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