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Ronald W. Fechter

Chair & Associate Professor
Computer Science, Mathematics and Science
B.S., City College of New York
M.S., M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Chair, Division of Computer Science, Mathematics and Science in CPS, from 2005 to 2014, and from 2015 to the present. Led my division in several curricular developments, including the introduction of two new BS degree programs, in Cyber Security Systems, and Healthcare Informatics, and the introduction of an MS degree progam in Data Mining and Predictive Analytics. Introduced several courses at St. John’s in theoretical computer science. Conducted doctoral research under the supervision of Martin Davis at the Courant Institute of New York University. My Ph.D. dissertation, completed in 1991, is titled, “Skolem Functions, Hilbert’s Epsilon Symbol, and the Lambda Calculus.” Published an article in 1991 with Professor Davis, titled “An Embedding of the Type-Free Lambda Calculus in a Free Variable Version of the First-Order Predicate Calculus.”