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Dr. José M. Nieves, Professor of Information Technology


  • Bachelor's in Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Master's in Engineering Administration degree, George Washington University
  • Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Information Technology, George Mason University

Background and Experience

Dr. Nieves is a native of Puerto Rico (USA). He has extensive public and private sector Information Technology experience. He served as a USAF officer for 5 years and several progressive senior technical and management positions with corporations  in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over a decade.

LFCC Teaching

Dr. Nieves has been teaching with the Information Technology department at LFCC since 2001, mostly out of the Fauquier campus. He teaches courses in:

  • Network Management and Design (ITN 109, ITN 200, ITN 201)
  • Network Security Basics (ITN 260, ITN 261)
  • Office Applications (ITE 115)
  • Hardware/Software Integration – A+ Preparation (ITN 106, ITN 107)
  • Principles of Information Systems (ITE 120)
  • Databases (ITD 130) 
  • Programming (ITP 100)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (ITP 251) 

Other Teaching

In addition to his LFCC teaching, Dr. Nieves has taught courses in security, forensics, project management, and information management at American Intercontinental University Online at the bachelor's and master's levels. At Capella University, Dr. Nieves consults on doctoral-level seminar courses in information systems management. His research interests are in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration, IT/business corporate alignment, security, and IT research methods.

Certifications and Professional Affiliations

Dr. Nieves is certified as a CIW Associate and as a VCCS Online Instructor. Dr. Nieves is an active member of the Computer Science Teachers Association, part of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). He also belongs to the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association.

Personal Interests

Dr. Nieves interests lie in community service, nature, pets, reading, and music. He cannot find enough hours in the day to read all that he wishes he could, from journals to papers, research, news, and fiction novels. 


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