Prof. Gary Locklair, PhD
Professor and Chair of Computer Science
Director, MS IT Program
Phone: (262) 243-4217
Email: locklair @ cuw . edu
At CUW since: 1986
Ph.D. Computer Science, Nova Southeastern University
M.S. Computer Science, University of Idaho
B.S. Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento
B.A. Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento
Software Engineer, QA Engineer, Specials Engineering, LaserJet Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company (CA, OR, ID)
Programmer Analyst, California Department of Transportation
Dr. Locklair teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes in Computer Science and Information Technology at Concordia University Wisconsin. He has developed programs and courses outside of his major field and has taught for a variety of schools at CUW (business, education, human services, arts and sciences).
He serves students as an academic advisor, coordinator for CUW’s student-of-the-month, and advisor for the Alpha Chi honor society.
Dr. Locklair is listed in several editions of Who’s Who and is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the computer science honor society, and the Alpha Chi honor society. At CUW he has been honored as the advisor of the year, the outstanding graduate faculty member, and the Faculty Laureate.
He and his wife, Karen, have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. They enjoy living on a small hobby farm with rescued animals. Occasionally they drive their ZR-1 Corvette for pleasure.
He has been an active researcher in the field of cosmogony (the science of origins) for the past 30 years. Along with Dr. Joel Heck, he is a founding member of the CUS Society of Creation. He is a technical advisor for the Lutheran Science Institute. He is also a Fellow and serves on the board of directors of the Creation Research Society, the oldest international scientific society devoted to research in the creation model of origins. He speaks widely and often on the subject of origins.
“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 (Colossians 3:23). I’m passionate about computer science (methods of problem solving) and cosmogony (science of origins).”