Alan holds B.S. (Mathematics/Computer Science, 1974) and B.A. (History, 1999) degrees from Purdue. After 15 years as a programmer, he joined Purdue's CSR Department in 1987. He is currently Manager of Information Technology for the CSR, HDFS and HTM Departments, HHS Student Services and HHS Extension. Alan is the newsletter editor for the Camp Tippecanoe Civil War Round Table, Secretary-Treasurer of the Market Square Classic bowling league, and a "Read to Succeed" volunteer at Cumberland Elementary. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife Gloria, and cats Emma and Dorie.