Valerie J. Owens

Valerie J. Owens
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering
Master of Arts, Webster University

vowens@andersonuniversity.edu

(864) 231-2092

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Enactus I and II; Information Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation; Introduction to Database Management; Introduction to Information Systems; Management Information Systems

What year did you start teaching at AU

2001

Why teach at AU?

I was led to pursue a career in Christian higher education by the desire to share my practical business experience with tomorrow's business leaders in an environment that allowed me to express my Christian-grounded ethics. I am passionate about it today because Anderson University continues to support and encourage a strong commitment to faith and learning.

Hobbies

Caring for and riding horses and competing in dressage, sewing

Notable achievements outside of discipline

I hold multiple U.S. and foreign patents on floor care products and hand-held power tools.

People might be interested to know I...

Am a Tri-County-Technical College Advisory Committee member for their computing degrees and a Sam Walton Fellow.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

My classes are mostly activity based with a high degree of hands-on opportunities.

More About

Valerie enjoys working with students to complete Enactus projects and traveling to the Enactus national competition each year. Enactus is an international organization that promotes free enterprise.