On Sabattical for Fall 2020 semester. Will return Spring 2021
University of Northern Colorado Computer Information Systems Campus Box 128 Greeley, CO 80639
PhD, University of Colorado, Area of Study: Management Science / Information Systems
MBA, University of Colorado, Area of Study: Information Systems
BS, East Texas State University, Area of Study: Computer Science
Associate Dean, Monfort College of Business. (2015 - Present)
Professor, University of Northern Colorado. (2000 - Present)
Assistant Dean, Monfort College of Business. (2014 - 2015)
Licensures and Certifications
C.D.P., Institute for Certification for Computer Professionals. (December 1985 - Present)
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), SANS Institute. (May 2009 - May 2021)
ACM. (2013 - Present)
Research/Areas of Interest
Research in Progress
"Incorporating Domain Specific Modeling into a Software Engineering Curriculum" (Planning).
This research is intended to demonstrate how Domain Specific Models (DSM) and Domain
Specific Languages (DSL) can be used to teach software engineering concepts to undergraduate
students. Using DSM/DSL allows for the creation of models that automatically generate
working code. The technique has the potential to dramatically increase productivity.
"Student Internships: Expectations vs. Reality" (Writing Results). This research is
currently analyzing data from students and employers concerning the expectations and
outcomes of student internships. The intent is to determine gaps between the two groups
in order to design better, more effective, internships.
Lightfoot, J. M., "TZWorks Software Grant," Sponsored by TZWorks LLC, Private, $21,000.00.
(April 2016 - Present).
Black, K., Lightfoot, J. M. (Supporting), Byrnes, J., Ellis, L., Heng-Yu, K., "UNC
2013 Summer Support Initiative Grant," Sponsored by UNC Office of Research, University
of Northern Colorado. (2013).
Lightfoot, J. M. (Principal), "UNC Provost Research, Dissemination & Faculty Development
Award," Sponsored by UNC Provost Office, University of Northern Colorado, $5,703.00.