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Michael M. Danchak
Clinical Professor of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Michael Danchak is professor of both computer science and information technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. From 1996 to 1998 he was professor of management and technology at Rensselaer at Hartford. He had been dean of the School of Engineering and Science at The Hartford Graduate Center (now Rensselaer at Hartford) from 1982-1996, and also directed the computer and information science program at the center (1978-1982). He was formerly supervisor of Display Systems, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Nuclear Power Systems, Combustion Engineering, Inc. from 1975-1978, and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps (1965-1969). Danchak received his B.S.E. from Princeton University (1965) and an MS (1973) and Ph.D. (1974) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Michael Danchak has over 600 hours of teaching experience in distance learning. He taught courses using satellite, microwave (ITFS), interactive compressed video (ICV), and student response units (SRU), sometimes all in one course. He completed the Certified Distance Learning Instructor program at the Teletraining Institute, Stillwater, OK. More recently he transitioned to Web-based delivery systems, using both synchronous and asynchronous methods. He is also involved in research with technologies, such as computer-based systems, for continuing professional education and actively works to extend the Rensselaer 80/20 Model.

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