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Musa J. Jafar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Gensler Professor of Computer Information Systems Office: Classrom Center, Room 208E
Home Page: http://faculty.cis.wtamu.edu/jafar/
Professional Profile Dr. Jafar is a software engineer. He earned his Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Arizona at Tucson, where he also earned masters' degrees in systems engineering and in management information systems. He also has a master's degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Haigazian College in Beirut. He taught management information systems at Washington State University at Pullman and overseas as part of the University of Arizona International program. He has worked for IBM and Bell Communications Research.
Teaching and Related Service Dr. Jafar teaches software engineering topics such as object oriented analysis and design, programming languages, database development, data mining methods and business statistics and its applications.
Research and Creative Activity Dr. Jafar's research interests are in the areas of building software systems, data representations, data analysis and the impact of information technology on academic curriculums.
Personal Sketch Dr. Jafar grew up in Tyre, (south) Lebanon on the northeastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Most people do not know much about the town of Tyre or even Lebanon. However, when Dr. Jafar tells them that it was the land of the Canaanites and Tyre was the capital of Phoenicia where the Murexes were first used to dye clothes, and Lebanon is the land of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, they get excited about it. Dr. Jafar came to the States as a graduate student in 1983.