Course Credits and References


Ben Brumm

Course Developer Ben Brumm is a software consultant, advanced application programmer and a certified Oracle expert. He has been successfully consulting and teaching software applications, programming, and database development for over 10 years. After receiving his Bachelor of Computing with a specialty in Databases and Java, he went onto complete several IT diplomas in software and website development, before starting his own successful consulting business (DWS Consulting). He has performed comprehensive work for business intelligence reporting, telecommunications and financial models.

Brian Pringle

Course Author and Developer

Brian Pringle (BS, MA) holds several networking, computer programming, database administration, systems management, and analytics certifications and has been a technology expert for over 20 years.  Brian holds degrees in Mathematics Education, Computer and Electrical Engineering, and has a Master's degree in Adult and Higher Education with a concentration in Computer Science (specifically in online/hybrid technology education).

He is an excellent communicator and has an incredible ability to explain complex computer programming and technology concepts into easily understandable steps that all students (regardless of technical background) can follow.  He is passionate about technology education.  His online technical lectures are quite frankly, mesmerizing to watch!


Joseph Gohl

Course Instructor With over 25 years experience in programming applications in nearly every language available, there just isn't a programming problem I haven't yet encountered or couldn't easily solve with enough persistence--or at the very least, provide a clever work around. Anything is possible! Particularly with programming software. With a liberal arts background and graduate work in Computing, Technology, and Education, I'm in a unique position to help bridge the gap for non-technical users to understand programming and technology without getting too heavy-handed in the tech jargon.

Dr. James D. Mooney, Ph.D.

Course Author
James D. Mooney (B.S, M.S., Ph.D.) has taught and consulted about advanced technologies complex systems for over 40 years. He is a retired associate professor from West Virginia University. He taught computer science for many years, specializing in operating systems and software portability. He also directed the WVU Software Engineering program and continues to teach in that program. He has consulted for a wide range of projects in software development and technical writing. He enjoys singing, cooking and hiking, and lives on the edge of a state forest with his wife of nearly 50 years and two adult grandchildren.