Dr. Jim Klayder

Teaching Area(s): Computer Science

Courses Taught: Web Design, Animation, Programming and Problem Solving and Theory of Computing

Career
I have always been interested in how machines work and computers are the ultimate machines. I am very interested in new uses and applications of HTML web programming.

In the Classroom
My favorite part of teaching is being in the classroom working on a project with students. I believe that people best learn by doing, so in nearly every one of my class sessions the students have a computer lab to work on.

Preparing Students for the Future
Using computers is now at the core of nearly every field of study. Being able to program computers means that students are well equipped to extend their capabilities in any field beyond what is currently possible. Class sizes at Mount Union are small enough that students and professors can get to know each other well.

Grounded in the Liberal Arts
A broad education helps students be much more flexible in their careers after college than a narrow education in which they only study one particular area of interest. Beyond traditional studies in the major, the most important recent addition to Mount Union expectations is the addition of an oral communication requirement in all eight of the Integrative Core classes.

Community Involvement
I am the organizer and producer of the Jupiter Magic Theater that has a public magic show on the second Thursday of every month in downtown Alliance at Jupiter Studios.

Dr. Jim Klayder

A broad education helps students be much more flexible in their careers after college than a narrow education in which they only study one particular area of interest

Fun Facts

What was the best concert you ever attended?
I attended a Michael Jackson concert with awesome vocals, amazing tech, great choreography and moon walking.
What's the most surprising thing you've ever learned from a student?
A new method of solving a Rubik's Cube.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
I was a professional magician for five years.
What is your favorite movie?
The Matrix
What is your favorite book?
"Neuromancer" by William Gibson
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