Dr. Jose Joaquin Valdes, Ph.D.

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Instructor, Computer Information Systems Department
Main
Rockwell Hall, Rm. 18
(970) 491-5673
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ABOUT

My professional background spanned over thirty years in technical and managerial positions for major information technology organizations and in higher education. I was responsible for technical teams and departments or as an individual contributor in the areas of networking, telecommunications, technology assessment, and training. In addition, I have been fortunate to have taught information technology management, telecommunications, business management, general studies, and career courses to adult learners for over twenty-seven years at various institutions. Therefore, truly blessed with a rewarding professional and academic career and experiences. I am now retired and focusing on teaching, my passion.

I was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, and immigrated to the United States as political refugee with my parents and sister. Raised in Denver, Colorado. I hold degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Denver. Further, I have had the privilege of completing academic courses and training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/AT&T Center, Bell Laboratories, Mountain Bell, and North Dakota State University.

I also have a passion of over thirty years for the sport of triathlon. Triathlon suits my independent spirit and competitive inclination.