Douglas J. Ryan

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Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

Schedule: Fall 2017

CS130 Introduction to Software Tools
CS300 - Data Structures

Schedule: Winter 2018

CS260 - Introduction to Java & Android Programming

Schedule: Spring 2018

CS 250 - Introduction to Computer Science II


Master's in Computer Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

Bachelor of arts in Mathematics University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.

Areas of Research & Specialization

Most of my spare time is used to study and develop software for Android devices including smartphones, tablets, and wear. In the Spring of 2010, I taught one of the first smartphone development courses in higher education. Projects produced in the class included: 3D Lights out game using OpenGL ES, multiplayer Battleship game using Bluetooth, Music Player, Galactic Conquest game with AI and Snake.

Professional Information

I earned my BA in mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., and my MS in computer science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Prior to coming to Pacific, I worked in the telecommunications industry and co-authored an introductory programming textbook. I also served as a consultant to Tektronix Corporation in Beaverton, Ore. My research interests center on developing software for mobile devices.

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Douglas C. Strain Science Center 201 (Forest Grove)
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