Computer Science Dept.Adjunct Professor

Michael Mendez

A Brief Bio

I am currently working as part of the Coordinator Staff in Chautauqua County Emergency Services/County Fire. My work involves a mix of disaster planning and management as well as development of technology and IT solutions which aid in those efforts. In addition to teaching, I also manage a business primarily working in the field of IT Solutions as well as safety and security.

I enjoy working in the Public Safety field, especially in those aspects which incorporate technology management and development. It is exciting to be able to incorporate new solutions to a field that is so diverse and can benefit so much from new technology. I am constantly looking for new ideas and solutions to try.

Courses Taught

I currently teach the following courses as they are listed:


CSIT 107: Intro Web Development (Online)
CSIT 207: Advanced Web Programming (In class, Online)
CSIT 251: Management Information Systems (In class)


Education

Education:


State University of New York College at Fredonia (2005 2007)

Masters: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Business Information Systems
  • Communications

Activities and Societies:

  • Fredonia Radio - Business Manager 2005-2007
  • Center for Multicultural Affairs - Grad Assistant 2005-2007

State University of New York College at Fredonia (2001 2005)

Bachelors: Computer Science, Information Systems
Minors:
Business, Communications

Activities and Societies:

  • Residence Life - RA 2003-2005
  • Fredonia Radio - Various Board positions 2001-2005

Master's Thesis:

Free and Open Source Software as a Solution for Small Business Environments

An analysis of open source solutions engineered to work as a cohesive groupware solution for a live business environment. Examines the feasability of merging projects against in-house development given a limited staff, as well as examination of organizational issues and user participation implications for such projects.
Recent Employment
  • Adjunct Professor

    SUNY Fredonia

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education industry)

    August 2008Present


  • Planning Technician

    Chautauqua County Emergency Services

    (Public Safety industry)

    November 2007Present

    Disaster management and planning, with a focus on use of technology in the field of emergency services.


  • President

    Zednem Enterprises

    (Information Technology and Services industry)

    January 2003Present


  • Graduate Assistant

    SUNY Fredonia

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education industry)

    August 2005May 2007

    Center for Multicultural Affairs - Managed and coordinated the efforts of 6 student groups as well as maintenance of the department website, and Chair of the Annual Rosa Parks Scholarship competition. Developed a quarterly publication titled "The Enlightenment".


  • Affiliations and Memberships

    New York State Crime Prevention Coalition    New York State Crime Prevention Coalition

    International Association of Emergency Managers    International Association of Emergency Managers

    CPTED - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design    CPTED - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

    Trusted Business Advisor (VAR)    Trusted Business Advisor (VAR)

     

    Certificates
    1. CPTED Crime Prevention Analyst
    2. Surveillance Detection for Commercial Operators (DHS)
    3. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 396, 700
    4. Empire State Defensive Driving Instructor
    5. PADI Open Water Diver
    Recognitions
    Small Business Administration: Recognition for efforts in the 2009 flood in Chautauqua County, NY