William Burkett


Grade(s): College


Wm. H. 'Bill' Burkett, PhD

Dr. Burkett chairs the Bachelor of Science program in General Information Technology and Project Management Information Technology degree programs for Capella's School of Undergraduate Studies. At present he oversees approximately 1000 IT Majors, taught by 20+ faculty members in approximately 45 sessions each quarter. Bill is a seasoned Information Technology, Information Science, Management Information Systems, and Computer Science professional. He has served, in the past, as a Project Manager on many large computer and shipboard projects. He has presented at several national and international conferences on various aspects of Emerging Technologies and Computer-Based Training and Learning. He also serves on the editorial review board of several international peer-reviewed journals and conferences dealing with differing aspects of Information Technology.

Bill is active in the Project Management Institute both at the local and national levels as well as lead in the Capella GAC accreditation. He is active in ACM being an established visiting evaluator for the ABET/CAC/CSAB commission.

Bill is married to Gail G. Burkett (professor of mathematics at PBSC) and has three grown children with nine grandchildren and one great-grand child. He is the former president of the Scottish American Society of Palm Beach County. In his spare time he plays the Highland Bagpipes and is the Bass Trombonist with the Gene Matis Big Band. He currently is an active member of the 'Citizens On Patrol' or COPS program of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office as well.

Bill is a proud veteran of 10 years of sea duty with the United States Coast Guard.

• PhD, Philosophy, Nova Southeastern University
• MS, Computer-Based Training and Learning, Nova Southeastern University
• BS, Business Administration, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Favorite Subjects

Computer Science



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