Title: Senior Systems Programmer
Company: Howard University
Location: Forestville, Maryland, United States
Walter Earlie Oliver Jr., Senior Systems Programmer at Howard University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering.
Mr. Oliver’s father bought him an electric toy train when he was three years old, which sparked his lifelong interest in science. In sixth grade, he won the science fair and that was the moment when he realized he could successfully pursue a scientific career. He went on to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1973. He remained at the university for the next three years, acquiring a Master’s in electrical engineering and later completing postgraduate coursework.
Early in his career, Mr. Oliver explored engineering education, as he was an instructor at Litton Data Systems and Howard University throughout the late 1970s. In 1981, he became the director of the Computer Learning and Design Center, remaining there until 1985, and relocated to the American Red Cross. There, he demonstrated success as the senior system analyst and project manager for the national headquarters. Since 1981, Mr. Oliver has been working as a technology consultant for Tech. Associates Inc. He additionally works as the engineering curriculum consultant for Morgan State University, as well as the senior systems programmer and assistant professor of information systems for Howard University.
Mr. Oliver has additionally found success through sharing his knowledge as a contributing author to multiple professional publications, including “The Brotherhood of Drew Hall,” by Jeff Burns Jr. In light of his many professional accomplishments, he has been featured in two editions of Who’s Who in the East. Additionally, he was presented with the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the Microcomputer Club in 1978. In order to remain up to date on his industry, Mr. Oliver is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Looking toward the future, he hopes to continue mentoring his colleagues and possibly continue teaching.
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