Stephen Houser

Biography

Mr. Stephen Houser is a technology professional with extensive experience in software development, data networking, and information technology project management. As Director of Academic Technology & Consulting at Bowdoin College, he collaborates with faculty, staff, and students on innovative uses of technology in teaching, research, and scholarship. He works to solve strategic and complex questions through the creative application of technology in partnership with Information Technology and the Library. Also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern Maine, he teaches courses in data communications, operating systems, mobile development, and robotics. Mr. Houser is an enthusiastic software developer, woodworker, tinkerer, father, and scoutmaster, who enjoys the outdoors as much as the indoors with his two children. Mr. Houser's professional and research activities fall into three broad categories: management/leadership, software (mobile) development, and digital studies. As a veteran technology leader, he continues to advance technology leadership through seminars, books, conferences, and institutes. A long-time software developer, he uses the mobile platform and has published or delivered numerous successful apps on iOS and Android. Mr. Houser's keenness for interdisciplinary work leads him to frequently cross the borders of computer science and technology in order to creatively apply or modify the tools and approaches of computing in fields such as art, gaming, and communication.