Dr. Thomas Ho
educator and Hoosier by Choice in Indianapolis, Indiana
THOMAS I. M. HO has been an educator with more than 40 years of experience at all levels. At the post-secondary level, he created an academic program in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute which is one of the top undergraduate information technology programs in the country! While he was Director of Technology Integration and Support at Traders Point Christian Schools in Whitestown, Indiana in suburban Indianapolis, he transformed the instructional technology infrastructure of a K-12 private school in Indiana by migrating it from an antiquated Microsoft Windows environment to Google Workspace for Education. In addition, the premise infrastructure was significantly upgraded with financial support from the federal E-rate program! Wanting to contribute to K-12 public charter schools, he came out of “retirement” AGAIN to Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood. Until he "retired" from higher education, he was Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Previously, he was a Senior Fellow inInformation Systems and Computer Science at the National University of Singapore from 1993-1994. From 1990-1992, he was Director of the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1978 to 1988, he was Head of the Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at Purdue University which was recognized by the Data Processing Management Association for its Four-year Institution Award for undergraduate computer information systems programs. He has said he created CIT to be the undergraduate IT program he would have wanted for himself as a student. From 1986-1988, he was on loan from Purdue to serve as Executive Director of the INTELENET Commission which pioneered the INdiana TELEcommunications NETwork. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Purdue University.