Malcolm Barnes
Before coming to Florida in 1972 Malcolm Barnes held both academic and administrative positions at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Malcolm Barnes has had two rewarding careers at FAMU, the first in administration and the second in academics. My administrative career began in 1972 as Director of Institutional Research and ended in 1978 as Director of Management Information Systems. From 1978 to 1985 I held the position of Manager of System Analysis, Design, and Development in the Florida Department of Education. In the Spring of 1985, I started my academic career at Florida A&M University as Chairman of the Department of Data Processing Technology(DPT). I held this position from 1985 to 1993. Early in my tenure as Chairman of the DPT Program, I recruited seven new faculty members to the Department, doubling the size of the faculty. During these years the faculty successfully undertook several major initiatives to enhance the quality of the DPT Program. By the end of my tenure as chairman, the curriculum had been modernized, computer laboratories upgraded, facilities renovated, substantial growth had been realized in the following areas: student internship and cooperative education participation, faculty holding Ph.D. degrees, and grants and donations to the Department from both the public and private sectors. During my tenure as chairman, the Data Processing Technology Program was phased out and the Computer and Information Systems Program was implemented with a major initiative to encourage CIS students to purse graduate degrees in the computer science.
Courses Taught
  • FORTRAN Programming
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • COBOL Programming
  • Advanced COBOL Programming
  • Management Information Systems
  • Professional Development
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Last Updated: October 18, 2003