is an Associate Professor of
. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia
in 1991. Dr. Lewis' area of specialization is software
engineering, with a particular focus on web-based software systems.
He is a recognized author of several computing textbooks that serve
as an introduction to computer science and data structure design
and implementation. Dr. Lewis regularly teaches courses in introductory programming, object-oriented
design, software engineering, and multimedia.
He is the Executive Director of the Villanova Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology
(CEET). He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM
the IEEE Computer
, and Sigma
, the scientific research society. He has won several teaching
awards, and is active in the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer
Science Education (SIGCSE
He is also the co-founder of the Philadelphia
Area Java User's Group
. In his spare time he builds forts out
of sofa cushions with his wife and two children.
is a serial entrepreneur and
author. Currently he is the President and CEO of Gestalt,
, a company that provides interoperability software solutions
for governments and Fortune 500 companies. After serving as an R&D
manager at Unisys
he founded his own company, WPL Laboratories, which grew quickly
into an Inc. 500 company. Mr. Loftus sold WPL Laboratories to Breakaway
Solutions, became responsible for world-wide operations of over
900 employees in three continents, and helped take the company public
on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Mr. Loftus was later named President
and CEO of Breakaway. In 2001, Mr. Loftus left Breakaway and founded
Gestalt, LLC. Mr. Loftus is also the founder and Chairman of Government
Enterprise Management Systems, LLC, and sits on several boards.
Mr. Loftus holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science
. He has contributed to research in compiler theory,
real-time software, software architectures, and interoperability.
He has received many awards, including a Special Achievement Award
being named a finalist for E&Y's entrepreneur of the year. In
1999, he was recognized by the City
as one of the 40 most accomplished individuals
under 40 years old. He is a senior member of the IEEE
In his spare time he watches Sponge Bob Square Pants with his wife
and two children.