Program: Computer and Information Science
DeJang “DJ” Liu sees power in computers.
“Almost in all aspects of life we live these days, we can see how much computers can do to make our work/life better.”
Liu earned a bachelor’s degree at Tamkang University in Taiwan, a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota, an MBA at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an Ed.D. at Northern Illinois University. He was a department chair of Computer Information Science at East West University in downtown Chicago before coming to College of DuPage, where he teaches in the Computer and Information Science program.
He hopes his students learn the right attitude in his classes.
“No one can learn everything in such short time during one’s life,” he said. “Plus, the changes in IT are so fast. Lifelong learning is to keep us in the race, which is a marathon you can join anytime.
“I love sharing to anyone what I know. Teaching at college gives me such environment and platform.”
Liu is inspired by his father, who did not have the opportunity to attend college due to World War II.
“He was a veteran and knew how to become an electrician and a carpenter. He was all self-taught without attending any schools,” he said. “His dedication and commitment in learning inspired me to learn computer subjects, which I had never learned when I was in college.”