Title: Program Dean and Professor, College of Media Arts & Technology and College of Engineering & Information Sciences

Campus: Chicago, Ill.

Gustavo Alatta is a program dean and professor at DeVry University in the College of Media Arts & Technology and the College of Engineering & Information Sciences, where he teaches courses in web development and design. His specialties are in java programming, web development, databases and web design and he shares that knowledge with students across a variety of courses, including Modern Operating Systems (ECET360) and Dynamic Web Site Development and Database Integration (WBG 410).
Mr. Alatta has been working with computers since 1985, and has more than 15 years of experience as a developer and more than 8 years of experience as a web designer. As an expert in his field and speaker of four languages including Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English, he traveled worldwide as a consultant. His previous experience includes working as a professor at the Illinois Institute of Art, as a researcher and teaching assistant at DePaul University, as the director of research and development at ITFastSolutions,Inc. and as a systems analyst and programmer at Marsh USA.
Mr. Alatta has won several awards, including two Ron Taylor Awards and a Spot Recognition Award from DeVry University and a Chicago Fire Hispanic Hero Award in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from DeVry University, a master’s degree in information systems from DePaul University and is working towards his doctoral degree from North Central University. His dissertation will be on the topics of computer literacy education and human interaction with technology.
Thought Leadership
-       Sees that most applications are moving to any type of online technology. Old ERP’s can be accessed by any computer using the internet. GIU is affecting every industry.
-       Thinks the use of mobile devices is increasing so much that in order to be up to date, programmers, developers and designers need to thoroughly explore these technologies.
To schedule an interview with Gustavo Alatta, please contact Katie Pearson at katie.pearson@mslgroup.com or 312-861-5248.


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