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School of Technology

Grinstead Building, Room 009
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4436
Fax: 660-543-4578
Email: Dr. Ronnie Rollins

Ronnie Rollins Ed.D

Educational Background
Ed.D (2011). North Carolina State Univ. - Technology, Engineering and Design Education
MS (2002). North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University - Industrial Technology (Electronics)
BS (1994). North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University- Industrial Technology (Electronics)

Employment History
2011 - Present  Assistant Prof. &Program Coord. Electronics Technology, University of Central Missouri
2002 - 2009  Instructor, NCA&T St. Univ.
2001 - 2002  Graduate Teaching Assistant, NC A&T St. Univ.
2000 - 2002  IT Support/Sales, News and Record (newspaper)
1997 - 2000  IT Support/Sales, PageNet, Inc.
1993 - 1996  Store Manager/Repair Center, Radio Shack

Membership in Professional & Scientific Societies

Certifications and Licenses

Courses Taught

ET 1010 Applied Electricity
NET 1058 Computer technologies
NET 1060 Intro to Networking Basics

NET 3065 Converged Voice and Data Networks
NET 3068 Network Security
NET 4000 Special Projects

NET 1061 Routers and Routing Basics
NET 2060 Switching Basics
NET 2061 WAN Technologies

NET 4014 Advanced Technical Problem Solving
NET 4062 Advanced Switching
NET 4063 Network Support

ECT 101Microcomputer Applications
ECT 120 Quantitative Fundamentals
ECT 211 DC Circuits
ECT 212 AC Circuits
ECT 213 Digital Circuits

ITT 185 Economics and Social Impacts of IT
ITT 325 Database Management
ITT 329 Computer Networking I
ITT 330 Computer Networking I
ITT 629 Computer Networking (Grad)
ITT 630 Computer Networking II (Grad)


Select Publications

  1. Claude Hargrove and Ronnie Rollins “A Faculty Approach to Retention”, ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference Proceedings, Memphis, TN, April 6-8, 2008.
  2. Ed Van Sickle, Brian Cameron, Frank Groom, Efrem Mallach, Derrek Dunn, Denetra Rook, and Ronnie Rollins,  “Storage Technologies: An Education Opportunity”.  Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education 2007, Destin, Florida, USA pgs. 119-126

Grants and Funded Projects

  1. DESE Grant FY2012-2013: Cisco Academy $20,000 for University of Central Missouri. Grant qualifies for matching funds (20,000) from School of Technology.  Grand Total: 40,000. PI. Dr. Ronnie Rollins
  2. Internal Grant: University of Central Missouri B.S. in Technology (Transfer) Program -100% Online Conversion Project (Submitted April 2011), Total Value: $210,000. The project was in response to a RFP from the UCM President. The conversion project will cost approximately $30,000 to convert (11) classes to 100% online delivery. Co-Principal Investigators/Developers include: Mr. Joseph Kupersmith, Dr. Troy Ollison, and Dr. Ronnie Rollins.  PI is Dr. Jeff Ulmer. Funded Fa11. Scheduled completion of all courses: Summer 2013.
  3. Co-PI on FUTURES Venture grant, entitled Retention and Employability, a by-product of Faculty and Corporate Collaboration.  (PI) Claude Hargrove and Ronnie Rollins (NC A&T, ECIT).  $15,000 (awarded) 2006/2007 Academic Years.
  4. Co-PI: Focus Growth Award for Development of an on-line Graduate Program in Information Technology $70,000, (The Office of the President of the University of North Carolina), March 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008. (PI) Derrek Dunn, Angela Lemons, Denetra Rook, and Ronnie Rollins.
  5. Baystack Networking Equipment $20,000.00 (Cargill Information Technology Services) 2007 Academic Year.

Professional Presentations (Peer Reviewed):