John D. Nash

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John D. Nash, Jr.

3301 East Coliseum Blvd, Room 135
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 432-0014 ext 128


  • Electrical, software, and clinical engineering background
  • Non-profit management – strong organizational skills
  • Simultaneous supervision of twelve direct reports
  • Learner-centered teaching with ethnically diverse non-traditional students
  • Computer and network experience across multiple platforms —
    DOS, Win 3.1 – 10 Enterprise, Linux

Education and Specialized Training

  • Master of Business Administration
    (1990) Indiana University at South Bend, IN
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering,
    Cum Laude (1977) Purdue University at West
    Lafayette, IN, secondary Clinical (Bio Medical) Engineering

Teaching Assignments

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN, 2003 – 2004

Adjunct: Statistics in the School of Business Administration

Curriculum Taught at IIT

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

MBA5210 Quantitative Business Analysis (Statistics)
The application of mathematical and basic statistical methods to decision-
making in all organisations. 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.

Purdue University, South Bend / Elkhart, IN, 1997 – 1998

Visiting Asst Professor in EET: Electrical Engineering Technology in
several categories

Curriculum Taught at Purdue South Bend

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 emphasise
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

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 utilised
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

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

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 finalised
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.

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, 1993 – 1995

Adjunct: Computer Information Systems Management (CISM) for the School of
Business Administration

Curriculum Taught at Bethel College

Student instruction (all courses in the 18-month curriculum)
and some curriculum writing for Degree Completion Curricula, Inc.

Professional Experience

American Programmers Independent, LLC., Fort Wayne, IN, 3/2007 –

Founded for profit to earn income while serving at Adult Life Training, Inc.
Provides programming, writing, and management services in Fort Wayne area,
mostly web programming in php and WordPress.

Adult Life Training, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, 9/2002 – present

Founded and served as CEO of a public charity which provided computer job
skills training in both Linux and Microsoft environments using both LibreOffice
and Microsoft Office 2007 applications. Supervised twelve direct reports and
designed and implemented all aspects of their unconventional but very
effective training for unsubsidized employment. Referring agencies report
success rate is 33% to 50%.

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.

J & J Nash, South Bend, IN, 1990 – 1997

Business Technology Consultant – Supported small business owners with
technical services and consulting.

Allied Signal, Inc., South Bend, IN, 1978 – 1990

Design Engineer / Analyst – Designed embedded systems and produced related
test procedures and equipment for various aerospace technology, using stock
parts to cheaply, quickly, and efficiently create significant solutions
without needing expensive one-of-a-kind parts or delays.

Computer / Technical Skills

  • Microsoft DOS 3 → Windows 10 Enterprise; Various GNU/Linux currently
    MINT/MATE v18
  • Basic GNU/Linux administrative experience, installing, maintenance,
    user accounts and permits, OpenSSH-server configuration, UFW, other related
  • Basic Microsoft administrative experience, installing, user accounts,
  • HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress. Some C, Pascal
  • Arduino and other micro controllers such as TI MPS430
  • Twelve years of TI9900 assembly with some 6800 and 8080 assembly
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Office 365,
    some Outlook (verious versions)
  • LibreOffice v5 (Writer, Calc, Impress)
  • ThunderBird
  • Various other 3rd party apps such as BlueFish, VirtualBox, Arduino IDE,
    GNUCash, FileZilla