Faculty Spotlight: Annette Kerwin

Annette Kerwin

Annette Kerwin
Department: Computer Information

Annette Kerwin was always intrigued by new technology.

"I was drawn to working with computers. And after taking my first programming class, I could not wait to learn more. In this field, there is always something new to learn," she said.

For 10 years, Kerwin worked as a computer programmer. In her last position before coming to College of DuPage, she was a programmer analyst with Pansophic Systems, a software firm based in Lisle.

But she was looking for a new challenge, and teaching presented just that.

"I wanted to expose students to programming, an area I was passionate about," she said. "A benefit I did not anticipate is while teaching programming, students are pushing me to learn even more about computers and programming."

It's these same students who also inspire Kerwin.

"Whether they are just out of high school or returning adults, they are committed to learning and expanding their horizons through education, even while juggling their other responsibilities," she said. "Besides having mastered the objectives of the course, I hope that students come away from my classes with an ability, curiosity and confidence to explore new computer technologies on their own."

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