Professor, Department Chair
Technology Center, T414I
Alexandra Vaschillo has taught computer science courses at LWTech since 2006. She developed curriculum for the Information Technology Applications Development program, has taught every ITAD course offered, and created a number of new courses to keep the program up to speed with the rapidly changing world of software development.
Alexandra holds Masters of Sciences Degree in Computer Science from Florida International University and Masters of Sciences Degree in Mathematics from St. Petersburg State University. Prior to joining LWTech she worked for the High Performance Database Research Center, doing research in the area of semantic databases, and developing system software for NASA Regional Applications Center.
Professor, Faculty Director
Technology Center, T414K
Tom Abbott is a tenure-track faculty member and director of the Computing and Software Development Applied Bachelor’s program.
Tom began his career as a software engineer by earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1981. He spent the next 35 years as a software engineer in a variety of sectors, including computer graphics, aerospace, gaming, e-commerce, and bio-tech.
In early 1992, Tom started teaching programming classes part-time at local area community colleges. Almost immediately he discovered that teaching was an excellent way to keep up with current industry trends, as well as sharpen his programming skills. He also realized that he liked working with people. So, while continuing to work as a full-time software engineer, he returned to school and earned a master’s degree in computer science in 2012 from the University of Washington, allowing him to teach full-time.
Tom is listed as a co-inventor on the following patents:
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