Web Development Minor
The internet is potentially the most powerful information tool for education, entertainment, finance, business, and commerce.
Parkside's minor in web development is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of all aspects of building complex websites, including website authoring, dynamic web pages, markup languages, server side programming, relational databases, form processing, and web services.
The minor nicely complements majors in computer science, management information systems (MIS), art, and communication, although all disciplines are welcome.
Zaid Altahat, PhD
Associate Professor and App Factory Director
Zaid joined UW–Parkside as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department and the director of the App Factory in 2016. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science/Software Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 2010. Prior to joining Parkside, Zaid worked in the industry for close to 20 years for companies such as GE Healthcare, Motorola, Baxter, UniquSoft, and ComEd. Zaid’s experience has been in Software Engineering, Mobile and web apps, Cloud Computing, Healthcare, and Telecom.
Tim Knautz, M.S.
Lecturer - Computer Science
Prof. Timothy Knautz has over fifteen years of experience as a Software Engineer for high tech companies such as GE Healthcare, Marquette Medical Systems, Merge Technologies and Fluid Dynamics, Intl. Mr. Knautz also has over fifteen years’ experience teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Tim joined UW–Parkside as a Lecturer in the Computer Science department in 2001. He teaches the introductory computer, object oriented programming, client and server web programming and web security. Previous to that, Tim worked in industry as a software engineer. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Tim is the Founder and Associate Director of the App Factory and the Director of the Solutions for Economic Growth (SEG) Center. Tim’s technical and programming expertise concentrates mainly on Web and mobile software engineering and programming.
Viji Ramasamy, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor; Director MSCIS Program
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Ramasamy is an accomplished academic and researcher with over 27 years of experience. She is the Chair, Associate Professor, and Director of the MSCIS Program of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. Before joining UW-Parkside, she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University in Ohio and an Associate Professor at PSG College of Technology, Anna University in India. Dr. Ramasamy's research interests span graph data analytics, incorporating areas such as Data Mining, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and Graph Theory. Her research has diverse applications, including computational neuroscience, computer networks, social networks, and undergraduate STEM Education. With over 60 peer-reviewed articles published, she has made significant contributions to the field. Dr. Ramasamy has been recognized for her teaching excellence through various grants, reflecting her commitment to innovative teaching methods. Currently, Dr. Ramasamy collaborates on an NSF research grant (2023-27)(https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2246005&HistoricalAwards=false) with Florida International University, highlighting her commitment to computing research.