Barry Poulson, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Computing and Information Science
Professor Poulson teaches a variety of computer science courses at Olivet College, including introductory courses in computer science, a course in software intellectual property law and the computer science seminar. Prof. Poulson has extensive experience in programming and software design and has managed data centers in higher education throughout the United States.
Prof. Poulson has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Wyoming, a master’s degree in software engineering from Widener University, a Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law and is licensed by the State Bar of Michigan. His master’s thesis dealt with thwarting a form of cyberterrorism. Prof. Poulson has served the college in numerous ways for more than 20 years, including being one of the original authors of the National Science Foundation grant that connected Olivet College to the internet in the mid-1990s and more recently as an adjunct instructor in mathematics and computer science.