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.

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy
of things which matter least.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe