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Penn State Brandywine
MEDIA, PA 19063-5596
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Professional Information

1985- 1999     Federal Reserve Bank - Technical Team Manager

Responsibilities include: Task assignment, follow-up and quality assurance for a service oriented, technical, troubleshooting team. The team is responsible for LAN administration and upgrades; deployment of new hardware and software; and evaluation of hardware and software.

Project Manager for increasingly complex and diverse technical projects. Including: client-server architecture, imaging technology, document management, Internet/Intranet, data warehousing, migration from DOS to Windows 3.1 and to Windows NT including new hardware platforms, software applications and mainframe systems.


Responsible for conversion from Windows 3.x products to Windows NT and Office 97. Previously converted department from DOS based applications to Windows 3.x. In both cases, provided technical expertise, planning, scheduling and oversight for the conversions. Upgraded the LAN from Novell 3.11 to Novell 3.12. Currently, planning the migration to Novell 4.11.


Credit Card Analytical Database (CARDS) a new development project using MS Access, SQL Server and Lotus Notes to track financial, economic and text based information pertaining to the credit card industry. Responsible for planning, development and budgeting for the project.

Common Loan Analysis System (CLAS) the installation of a FRB system-wide application. Responsible for planning, implementation and budgeting for the project.

Service Request Tracking System (SRTS), a development project that uses FoxPro to track projects and troubleshooting assignments. Responsible for planning, implementation and budgeting for the project.


Prepared and tracked hardware and software budgets for departmental computing resources. Have consistently, maintained expenditure below budgeted level while providing quality hardware and software for the department


Supervise six (6) direct reports and have been instrumental in their promotion and development.

Indirectly supervise three (3) to eight (8) developers and end-users on the various implementation projects.

1985-86      Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Supervisor of the Fiscal Agency Department

1984       University of Detroit - Graduate Fellowship

1981-1983      The John H. Harland Company - Assistant Plant Manager, Production Manager

1975-1981      U.S. Navy - Training Coordinator, Mission and Aircraft Commander, Naval Officer, Instructor Pilot

Teaching Experience

Currently, ad-junct teacher for The Pennsylvania State University, West Chester University and Peirce College. Teaching classes in Management Information Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level. Classes include: Microcomputer Applications in Business, Specialized Microcomputer Applications in Business, Introduction to Business Information Systems and Management Information Science, a graduate level course.

Instructor providing one-on-one and one-to-many training for various information technology initiatives and "how to" forums for performing various tasks.

Classroom Instructor teaching: Aviation and General Safety courses, Basic Ground School and Aerodynamics to U.S. Navy flight students.

Flight Instructor teaching: familiarization, instrument and aerobatics flight to U.S. Navy flight students.

Formal Education

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1995) Master of Science ­ Computers and Information Systems

University of Detroit, Detroit, MI (1985) Master of Business Administration - Finance

The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (1975) Bachelor of Science ­ Accounting

Other Education

Novell Networking Courses:

Administration, Advanced Administration, Installation and Configuration, Service and Support, Network Technology.

Microsoft Courses:

NT Workstation, NT Core Technologies Word Level I and II Excel Level I and II Access Level I and II PowerPoint Level I and II FrontPage

Technical Overview:

Hardware: INTEL Personal Computers.

Networks: Ethernet, Token Ring, IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, INTERNET, Intranet, Novell 4.xx, Windows NT.

Oper. Sys: MS/DOS, Windows 95, 98, NT.

Data Base: MS SQL Server, FoxPro, ACCESS.

Languages: BASIC, C, COBOL, Pascal.

Case Tools: Visual Analyst.

SDLC: Arthur Andersen and Co.'s - Method One, Ernst and Young - Navigator.

James Wawrzyniak teaches IST and MIS classes. His primary academic interest is the fusion of technology with various business disciplines. As such he developed the coursework for the e-commerce programs. Other academic interests include: implementation of local area networks, database design and structure and solving real world problems with the application of technology.
Now for the good stuff - other interests.... Jim believes in the effectiveness of the ABC's ,i.e., Airplanes, Boats and Cars.
The speed range is from 8 mph in the sailboat to 225 mph in the airplane with the cars somewhere in between....
Airplanes: Former Navy pilot, now flies a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron airplane
Boats: Ericsson Sailboat
Cars: Triumph TR-250, Porshe 911, Mercedes Benz 560 SEC and for bad weather and off terrain a Jeep Cherokee