Dr. Ralph F. Grove, Jr.


Department of Computer Science

James Madison University

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I teach a variety of courses within the JMU Department of Computer Science, especially Software Engineering, Web-Based Information Systems, and Intelligent Systems.

My research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, and Web Based Information Systems. I'm also involved with First Lego League in Virginia, a group that supports science and engineering education for children through robotics-based activities.

I've been teaching full-time since 1995, prior to which I worked as a corporate IT trainer and as an adjunct faculty member in Computer Science at Indiana University Southeast. I've also worked as a software developer, telecommunications manager, and data processing center manager with organizations in and around Louisville, KY (my home town). Before coming to JMU in 2000 I was on the faculty of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

My hobbies include hiking, backpacking, and playing the classical guitar.

Life?s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
?Holy moly?what a ride!?

--Hunter S. Thompson (? also attributed to George Carlin, et. al.)