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Computer Studies Faculty

 

MARK WOODHOUSE
CHAIR, COMPUTER STUDIES DEPARTMENT
CIS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

B.S. Electrical Engineering/Computer Systems, New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S., Computing Technology in Education, Nova SE University
Computer Systems Architect/Analyst, Adult Education Instructor/Curriculum Developer: United States Strategic Command
1995 - present
Emphasis: Computer Studies

Mark serves as the Chairman of the Computer Studies Department and Director of Technology at Emmaus Bible College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science degree in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University. In 2000, after teaching for five years as an adjunct faculty member, Mark was asked to come and design and oversee the installation of the network infrastructure for the college and establish a 4-year degree program with a double major in Biblical Studies and Computer Information Systems (CIS). He has served as the Department Head and CIS Program Director since that time.

Mark Woodhouse is also an Elder and principal teacher at Cedar Rapids Bible Chapel. He also maintains a full preaching achedule at churches and Bible conferences around the Midwest and other parts of the country. He volunteers as a Law Enforcement Chaplain with the Dubuque Police Department and the Sheriff's Department for the county of Dubuque.

Mark served our country as an officer and pilot in the Georgia Air National Guard for eight years while also pursuing a civilian career in engineering. He spent several years as the engineering and production director of a West German company, Meltex GMBH. After completing his military commitment as a fighter pilot, Mark worked for thirteen years as a Principal Engineer with the MITRE Corporation, working with our country's military and government intelligence agencies. He was a principal contributor in the development of our nation's worldwide intelligence network, INTELNET. In 2000, Mark left corporate America to invest his life in young men and women by teaching at Emmaus, where he has served for the last seventeen years.

Mark and his wife, Laura, homeschooled their two children, Alicia and Christopher from the early elementary grades through high school graduation. For several years, they were the directors of the largest homeschool support group in the state of Nebraska, helping hundreds of families homeschool their own children. Their son, Christopher has his own technology company in Omaha, and their daughter, Alicia, is now the Vice President for the Midwest Region for Classical Conversations, an organization enabling families to educate their children classically at home. Mark has been the keynote speaker at several state homeschool conventions and continues to be a strong supporter of homeschooling in general and classical education, in particular.

 

ARTHUR T. MANNING

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas/Austin
2001 - present
Emphasis: Computer Studies