Waters brings experience to Cabrini College

By Felicia Melvin
November 19, 2009

Shannon Keough

Assistant professor Jim Waters challenges students in getting to know him as a fresh face here at Cabrini in the Information Science Technology department. Waters is originally from England. He has a bachelors and masters degree in both psychology and information technology. Waters received his masters in psychology at the University of Warwick.

“I’ve been involved in the IT industry since the 1980s. I was looking for a new place. I saw a Cabrini ad and I knew a few people here,” Waters said. “I didn’t know anything about Cabrini. As I researched the trail of breadcrumbs behind Cabrini I noticed it was different because of its strong ethical and moral background, which is different from many universities.” Waters lived in England and Scotland up until ten years ago.

“My original background is in psychology I received a bachelors degree at Warwick University. After 12 years in working in IT I went back to do a masters in psychology. I also did a few research posts in Scotland. I relocated in the U.S. in 1998. In 2000 I started a master’s degree at Drexel University in IT. I then stayed to get a PH.D, right after I started here at Cabrini,” Waters said.

“Cabrini students are good natured, very diverse in general. They are a pretty decent bunch,” Waters said.

In Dr. Waters spare time he likes to walk his dogs, spend time with his wife and listen to popular music from the 1960s to 1970s era.

He also says that because he is so fresh out of college he is still developing his teaching style. Most of his classes are half lecture and mostly hands on learning. The students who are taking IST are performing the material.

Dr. Waters is a very educated and pleasant teacher. If students are interested in taking IST courses Dr. Waters is one to consider for a hands-on and helpful learning experience. His expert background in IT is great for future college graduates who are interested in learning hands-on computer experience.

“He always offers extra help. Computers are challenging, but the way he instructs us makes it feasible. He encourages us in using computers. He’s really great and his door is always open. He is one of my favorite teachers here, ” Jenna Caroccia, freshman special education major, said.

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