Professor Gary Locklair, Ph.D.
@ Concordia University Wisconsin

locklair@cuw.edu

Dr. Gary Locklair
Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 N. Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, WI  53097

(262) 243-4217  office  S118D (Stuenkel Hall)

alternative email address locklair@luther.cuw.edu

Position:

Professor of Computer Science;
Chair of Computer Science;
Director, Information Technology masters program

Educational Background (Dull- ignore):

B.A. Chemistry, B.S. Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento; C.S. Graduate Student, Oregon State University; M.S. Computer Science, University of Idaho; L.C.M.S. Education Colloquy, Concordia University Wisconsin; C.S. Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Ph.D. Computer Science, Nova Southeastern University

Employment Background (Dull- ignore):

Programmer/Analyst, California Department of Transportation, 1977-79; Software Engineer, Member of Technical Staff, Hewlett-Packard Company, Cupertino, CA, 1980-81; Software Quality Assurance Engineer, HP, Corvallis, OR, 1981-83; Software Manufacturing Engineer, Technical Marketing Engineer, Software Program Manager for LaserJet printer, HP, Boise, ID, 1983-86; at Concordia University Wisconsin since 1986.

Personal Background (Really Interesting - read this :-):

I was born during the Spring of 1956 in Sacramento, California (remember: California natives are smart as we've left the state; the fruit-cakes and nuts are all the people who have moved into the state!); I married my best friend, Karen Ann Kellar , in 1977 (BTW, my wife happens to be the smartest person I know; I wish I could get her to teach class for me, or at least to complete my book for me!); My wife drives a 1985 Chevrolet Corvette. We have 5 children: Josh (1980) and his lovely wife Joya nee Roberson were married in 2003 and are the proud parents of Tessa (2007), Sabrina (1982) and her handsome husband Geoff were married in 2007, David (1985) and his lovely wife Kallie were married in 2006, Daniel (1990) who rides a Kawasaki Ninja and works on his project cars, and Valerie (1993) who spends her time with our new adopted horses Black Sun and Terra (We lost our horse Moonbeam in Feb 2008) and enjoys cross-stitching. We have two dogs: Spree the Westie and Kandi the Collie. In late 2003 we moved from the city of Milwaukee, WI to a  small "hobby farm" South of Random Lake, WI, in the Town of Fredonia with a 150-year-old farmhouse along with an equally old barn which, sadly, was blown down during the summer of 2008. I drive a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with 105,000 miles on it (Boss, I could use a raise for mods!). I also own a 1986 Honda Magna and a 2002 Chevy Silverado (it does snow in Wisconsin :-). I love teaching at CUW. I want to teach at a school where I can integrate my Christian worldview into the classroom.

Teaching is about passion. You must love what you do, and you must communicate that passion - that excitement - to others. Above all, I teach for the LORD (Colossians3:23).

Computer science is a fantastic field because it deals with means of solving problems. Obedient to God's command (Genesis 1:28, 2:15), I, as a computer scientist, investigate new, creative ways of solving problems.

Actually computer science is my second love; Cosmogony is my true passion. Using both scientific and philosophical arguments, I can state that "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" Genesis 1:1 and "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them." Exodus 20:11.  I take God's Word seriously. The scientific evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of a universe created ex nihilo by God in the recent past. Ask me about my favorite topics: evidence of design in the solar system, distance to the stars, polonium halos, information theory, interpretation of fossils, and worldviews (biases) in science. I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the Creation Research Society.

Computer science is fantastic, but Cosmogony deals with the meaning of life. Every Christian needs to understand the concepts of Evolution and Creation from both a scientific and a worldview perspective. If you're at CUW, I invite you to my course - Science 303: Cosmogony - to learn more.



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