John D. Nash, Jr.

Photo of John NashBS Electrical Engineering, Purdue, 1977
Master of Business Administration, IU 1990

Employer: Adult Life Training (CEO and President)
3301 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 432-0014 x128

He has many years of experience both running businesses and teaching at the University level. His extreme organizational skills and self-sacrificing nature prepared him for creating and leading this Pilot Project.

Professional Experience

Teaching Assignments

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN, 2003 – 2004
–Statistics in the School of Business Administration

Purdue University, South Bend / Elkhart, IN, 1997 – 1998
–Electrical Engineering Technology in several categories

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, 1993 – 1995
–Computer Information Systems Management (CISM) for the School of Business Administration

Degree Completion Curricula, Inc., Mishawaka, IN, 1993 – 1996
–Technical writing related to the Bethel College CISM curricula

American Programmers Independent, LLC., Fort Wayne, IN, 9/2007 – present

Developed multiple database driven web sites using standard LAMP systems. Developed and integrated a heterogeneous network of thirty to fifty small computers from available equipment running various versions of Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Apple OS/X including infrastructure for the network in three buildings. Web and database programming with DreamWeaver, cPanel, MySQL, PHP, BlueFish, text editors, and various other tools. Integrated the hardware and trained non-technical staff to use the network.

Open Source Programs Published:
Angel Food Back Office (April 2007)
Word of the Day (pre-2007)

Adult Life Training, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, 9/2002 – present
President and Chief Executive Officer

Founded and administered a recognized 501(c)(3) Public Charity which teaches basic computer job skills to non-traditional students using both Linux (Sun Open Office) and Microsoft (Office 98/XP/2000/Vista/Win7, Office 2007) platforms. Recruited and managed volunteers to teach including an articulation with Catholic Charities to train SCSEP ‘Senior AIDES’ participants. Designed and wrote curriculum. Received the Alumni Award from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development for this work. Over 500 clients have been trained with adequate computer job skills since 2004.

Creative Commons Curricula Published:

CS002 Working Computers
CS006 Formatting Text Seminar
CS011 Working Multiple Windows
CS010 Working Files
CS004 Working Spreadsheets
CS003 Working Word Processing

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN 2003-2004
Adjunct (Business Administration)

Taught Business mathematics courses. List of courses taught:

  1. MBA5210 – Quantitative Business Analysis
  2. MBA5200 – Financial Management
  3. MBA5110 – Management Information Systems

Agri-Stats, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, 9/1998 – 9/2002
Senior Programmer Analyst

Wrote and maintained in house financial reporting systems (reports, analysis tools, and databases) and proprietary customer applications for reporting to customers and management. The work involved substantial custom development in a Novell network environment with Clipper, Delphi, and (an early eCommerce app) in Visual Basic using multi-gigabyte (financial transaction) databases.

Purdue University, South Bend / Elkhart, IN, 1997 – 1998
Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology

Taught Electrical Engineering Technology in several categories, digital, analog, power, and radio frequency circuits. Courses taught:

  1. EET-157 — Electronics Circuit Analysis
  2. EET-257 — Power and RF Electronics
  3. EET-231 Lab — Electrical Power and Controls
  4. EET-491 — Senior Design Project, Phase 2
  5. EET-109 — Digital Fundamentals
  6. EET-196 — Exploring EET
  7. EET-207 — AC Electronics Circuit Analysis
  8. EET-214 — Electricity Fundamentals (for non-EET majors)
  9. EET-490 — Senior Design Project, Phase 1
  10. EET-491 — Senior Design Project, Phase 2
  11. EET-496 — Project Design and Development, Phase 1
  12. EET-497 — Project Design and Development, Phase 2
  13. CPT-280 — Software Systems Analysis and Design
  14. EET-157 — Electronics Circuit Analysis
  15. EET-159 — Digital Applications

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN 1993-1995
Adjunct (Business Administration)

Taught Business Computer Information System Management courses. Wrote introductory module for the curriculum. Taught entire curriculum twice (18 months per cycle).

J & J Nash, South Bend, IN, 1990 – 1997
Business Technology Consultant

Supported SMB owners with technical services and support. Developed software, designed databases and facilitated communication between customers and their vendors.

Allied Signal, Inc., South Bend, IN, 1978 – 1990
Design Engineer / Analyst

Researched, designed, programmed, and supported embedded systems and related test procedures and equipment for various aerospace technology.

Computer / Technical Skills

In the last several years: VMWare Workstation and Player, HTML/CSS Web Programming, Dreamweaver, PHP, MySQL, Red Hat, Fedora, and RHEL5 / CentOS Linux, Ubuntu/EdUbuntu Linux, Microsoft DOS, Windows 3.x/95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7, Microsoft Office 2007 (including Word, Excel, Outlook, Outlook Express), Sun Microsystems Open Office (Writer, Calc, Impress).

Some time ago: Novell Netware, Delphi 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and Apollo database components for Delphi, FoxPlus, FoxPro, Object Pascal, Crystal Reports, Visual Basic, C++, Clipper 5.2, C, Basic, FORTRAN, ADA, BOGS, COBOL, several assembly languages, and various other 3rd party applications.

Course Descriptions

Indiana Tech Course descriptions:

MBA5210 Quantitative Business Analysis (Statistics)
The application of mathematical and basic statistical methods to decision-making in all organizations. A spreadsheet package (Excel) will be used as a comprehensive hands-on reference tool to analyze data and to present findings.The objective of this course is to demonstrate statistical techniques that can be used to solve business and research problems. It concentrates on making decisions based on quantitative data for a wide range of applications.

MBA5110 Management Information Systems
A study of information flows and information needs within organizations and technological responses to those needs. Attention will be given to the information needs of the full range of organizations from the very small firm, whose needs may be met with office suite software, to the largest multi-site organizations, which maintain information intranets. Topics covered will include business processes, data resources, information systems hardware and software, telecommunications, electronic enterprise, and systems design.

MBA5200 Financial Management
A study of the business organization’s financial planning, problems of working capital management, capital budgeting, dividend policy, and comprehensive problems.

Purdue Course descriptions:

CPT-280 Software Systems Analysis and Design
Comprehensive introduction to systems analysis and design methods. Topics include the information system architecture, system development methodologies, project management, systems analysis, fact finding, feasibility analysis, system modeling, and system design. Student exercises and projects emphasize logical data, process, and network modeling techniques using Computer-Aided System Engineering (CASE) technology (currently Popkin’s System Architect) to document business requirements for information systems and applications.

EET-109 Digital Fundamentals
This course introduces basic gate and flip-flop logic devices and their application in combinational and sequential digital circuits. Topics include decoders, displays, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, registers, and counters. Logic circuit analysis, implementation of circuits using standard IC chips or programmable logic devices, circuit testing, and troubleshooting are emphasized. Goals are: To introduce students to the fundamental techniques of combinational and sequential logic circuit analysis and design and to provide laboratory experience in digital circuit construction, testing, and troubleshooting.

EET-157 Electronics Circuit Analysis
Diodes, various discrete and IC regulated power supplies, transistor biasing techniques, and characteristics of small signal amplifiers are studied. Additional topics such as dependant sources, operational amplifiers, non-ideal DC op amp characteristics, waveform generation, and IC fabrication overview are also covered. Circuit fundamentals such as Kirchhoff’s laws are utilized in the analysis and design of circuits. Computer-aided analysis of circuits is used.

EET-159 Digital Applications
This course continues the study of combinational and sequential digital applications. The input and output characteristics of the various common logic families and the appropriate signal conditioning techniques for on/off power interfacing are discussed. Also stressed are standard logic function blocks, digital and analog signal interfacing techniques, and memory devices.

EET-196 Exploring EET
This course explores the EET field. Practical Experiences to teach techniques for proper and safe use of hand tools are introduced. Techniques for connecting various types of circuits are also covered. The process of fabricating printed circuit boards and introductory processes for using plastic and metal to fabricate custom parts are presented. Verbal and written communication skills are utilized to report project progress and results. Goals are: Introduce students to the EET Program, Develop minimum competencies in time management, soldering, and electronic assembly basics.

EET-207 AC Electronics Circuit Analysis
AC circuits including the j operator, phasors, reactance and impedance are studied. Circuit laws, network theorems, and the fundamental concepts of Fourier analysis are applied and used in the study of topics such as passive filters, IC filters, amplifiers, resonant circuits, single phase and three phase circuits, and elementary magnetic circuits. Goals are: This course equips the students to analyze AC circuits using a variety of techniques and tools. Special emphasis is given to filters, amplifiers and AC power applications.

EET-214 Electricity Fundamentals
This course is an introduction to basic electronic components and their characteristics. These components will be discussed in the context of basic electrical circuit theory. Theory will be reinforced through the use of electronic laboratory equipment to test circuits built in the lab portion of the course. This course is for non-EET majors only and is a prerequisite for EET 233. The overall goal is for a student who is studying in an area of technology other than electrical to understand the basic concepts of electrical circuit theory and components, and basic electronic laboratory skills.

EET-231 (Lab only) Electrical Power and Controls
This course introduces magnetic materials and properties followed by analysis of transformers and power conditioning equipment, induction motors, and single-phase and three-phase power systems. Motor control devices, programmable logic controllers, PLC input and output devices and power system communications and monitoring are introduced.

EET-257 Power and RF Electronics
This course is a study of the application of circuit analysis techniques to amplifiers used in power and RF electronics, including bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, thyristors, RF amplifiers, phase lock loops, switching power supplies, and appropriate applications. Computer aided analysis of circuits is used.

EET-490 Senior Design Project, Phase I
An extensive individual design and/or analytical project performed in consultation with one or more faculty advisers. Collaboration with representatives of industry, government agencies, or community institutions is encouraged. Evidence of extensive and through laboratory performance is required. Phase I includes, but is not limited to, faculty acceptance of project proposal, defining and limiting project objectives, initial research and source contracts, procurement of materials, and periodic progress reports. Goals are: To introduce the student to the industry concepts of project management. To guide the student through a project to completion, using time management concepts. To demand from the student performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of written reports, oral reports, and protocol in meetings.

EET-491 Senior Design Project, Phase II
Phase II includes, but is not limited to, continued research and finalized design, oral presentation to faculty and other interested parties, and standard format written technical report. Goals are: To introduce the student to the industry concepts of project management. To guide the student through a project to completion, using time management concepts. To demand from the student performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of written reports, oral reports, and protocol in meetings

EET-496 Project Design and Development, Phase I
An extensive individual or small group design project is carried out with guidance from a faculty advisor. Phase I includes determining customer requirements, considering design alternatives, and issuing a formal project proposal. Software scheduling tools are used extensively. The course concludes with a report and demonstration of functionality of individual hardware and software design blocks. Goals are: To continue the concepts of project management begun in EET 396 by following a previously-proposed and planned individual project through to a functioning-breadboard-stage, using time management concepts and structured deadlines. To demand from the student performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of oral reporting, design reviews, and protocol in meetings.

EET-497 Project Design and Development, Phase 2
This conclusion of the design project begun in EET 496 emphasizes system integration and testing. The course concludes with a formal demonstration of and oral presentation on the finished product and a written report on the final design. Goals are: To guide the student through an individual project to completion demanding performance as it will be expected in industry in the areas of written reports, oral reports, and protocol in meetings.