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Dr. James Donahue

Professor, Computer Science


BA, University of Michigan, 1969; PhD, University of Toronto, 1975.

Jim Donahue went to college intending to become a lawyer. But when he discovered computers as an undergraduate (writing his first program for an IBM 7090), he quickly changed his plans. After getting his PhD in Computer Science, Jim had a long career as an academic, an industrial researcher, and a principal engineer at a successful startup. He holds more than 20 US Patents and has a long and varied publication list. (You can check it out on

Jim started at Jessup as an adjunct and was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to become a full-time faculty member and to help grow the Computer Science program. His God-given passion is mentoring students to become great programmers who share his fascination with the technology and application of modern computing.

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