Monthly Archives: August 2021

Dr. Abdur Rahman Bin Shahid Joins the CIS Faculty

Dr. Abdur Rahman Bin Shahid joins RMU this fall as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Systems. Dr. Shahid received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida International University in December 2019. He has been working as a faculty member and prior to that, he worked as a software engineer. His research interests are centered around the Internet of Things, Location Based Services, Blockchain, and Machine Learning.

Welcome, Dr. Shahid!

CIS Faculty Accomplishments

Two CIS faculty members received promotions this year. Dr. Ping Wang was promoted to the rank of University Professor. Dr. Karen Paullet was promoted to the rank of Professor.

In addition, Dr. Ping Wang has been recognized as an ABET Expert by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. This recognition is given after a highly selective process of performance appraisals.

Congratulations on these accomplishments!

CCAC Seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach in Information Technology

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is seeking adjunct faculty to teach in their Information Technology programs.  CCAC plays a critical role in the area’s IT workforce development, academic studies, and entry-level careers. Having a knowledgeable and experienced adjunct teaching staff to facilitate this subject matter is essential.

Courses and programs of study include specialized courses involved with:

  • Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Multimedia and Game Design

A complete list of course and program descriptions can be found in the CCAC Catalog. Courses are offered in various formats:

  • Day and evening on-ground (synchronous) with some classes requiring students to participate asynchronously through online work (hybrid class)
  • Day and evening (synchronous, online using Zoom) with some classes requiring students to participate asynchronously through online work (hybrid class)
  • Online classes (asynchronous) using Blackboard

CIT and Data Analytics adjunct faculty must hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information/Data Science, or Cybersecurity OR a master’s degree in any field with at least 18 graduate hours in a related technology field. Multimedia adjunct faculty must hold a bachelor’s degree in multimedia or related field with knowledge and experience in multimedia and computer graphics software. In addition, required background clearances be current and on-file.

If you are interested in teaching a course during the spring 2022 semester or beyond, please consider this opportunity by applying online at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Prof. Walt Pauli at