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3.22.18 – Dr. Paul Leidig
March 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Paul Leidig is the Director of the School of Computing and Information Systems at Grand Valley State University.
Dr. Leidig holds several positions of international leadership in computer science and information systems boards and organizations, including serving on the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, the Association of Computing Machinery Education Council, and as a Commissioner on the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. He is a past-president of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG), and was named an AITP-EDSIG Fellow. In addition, he serves as Grand Valley’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), serves as the chair of the NCAA Academic Requirements Committee, and a member of the NCAA DII Management Council.
He began his career over 40 years ago as the data processing director of a regional hospital. His academic career includes serving eight years on the faculty of James Madison University prior to joining Grand Valley State University in 1991. He teaches courses on the management of information systems and information systems policy, and has authored several textbooks on database systems and applications. Each summer he leads a study-abroad program in Switzerland. Dr. Leidig received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, M.B.A from James Madison University, and B.S. from Eastern Mennonite University.
Paul and his wife Judy have two children, and have been blessed with eight grandchildren.