Farhad Javidi

Department: Simulation & Gaming Development Information Technology Division Title: Program Chair SGD Responsibilities: Spring 2011 Office Hours: Tuesdays: 12:30-4:30 or by appointment Chair, Simulation & Game Development program Chair, Simulation, Modeling and Visualization Center Chair, Senate Technology Committee Full-time Faculty, Information Technology Member of College Technology Committee Member of College Web Services Committee Member of College Senate Member of the Advisory Board for Garage Games Educational Background: Mr. Javidi is ABD in Computer Science from the University of South Florida. He holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science (from the University of South Florida and the University of Central Oklahoma, respectively) as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Science and Technology (Tehran, Iran). Educational Experience: Farhad Javidi currently serves as Chair of Simulation & Game Development for Central Piedmont Community College's Information Technology Division. He developed the first state-approved associate degree program in Simulation and Game Development in the nation (approved by the North Carolina Community College System on October 24, 2005). He has been teaching courses in the IT department since August of 2002. He is also chair of CPCC's Senate Technology Committee. Mr. Javidi has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has taught various courses in the Computer Science department at the University of South Florida. He has also developed and taught courses in the Colleges of Fine Arts and Education at USF. In 1994, in conjunction with USF's Instructional Technology Program, he co-conducted a multimedia applications workshop for 60 international teachers from the Department of Defense Schools. Publications: FULKM: A Standardized Keyboard for Persian Computing R2LW3: A Method for Writing Right-to-Left Languages on the Web Poetry Books: Havaeyh Daroon Yek Hava Nafas Rahvaran Interests: Simulation & game development, homeland security, bioinformatics, geospatial technologies, energy technologies. Poetry, soccer, movies, games. Other Information: From 1997 to 2002, he served as Director of Information Technology for Epley Associates, Inc., one of the largest communications firms in the sou