BS from Central Michigan University, 1978
With an expertise in both computer information systems, business and project management, Linda LeSage serves as the Associate Department Chair for the College of Technology, focusing on Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Science (CS) and Technology Management (TM). In this role she is engaged in academic program development, course design and textbook selections. She also hires and manages the adjunct faculty needed for these courses.
Professor LeSage has held Director of IT and Applications Development management positions in various companies in Michigan. Professor LeSage served in a technology management and project management role for General Motors and transitioned to EDS. She started as a software programmer and has had experience working on systems for pharmaceutical, manufacturing, venture capital software startup and retail organizations. She still enjoys programming, database design and learning about new software tools.
Professor LeSage is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is certified in the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Foundations Level (IT Service Management) by AXELOS. She teaches project management, computer information systems, computer science, technology management and database courses.
She is a highly energetic involved networker in the community. Professor LeSage has been part of many boards and organizations including WMAITP (West Michigan Association of Technology Professional), Inforum (a woman’s professional business networking group), WMPMI (West Michigan Project Management Institute), WMTA (West Michigan Technology Association) to name a few. She’s also involved in organizations to promote woman in technology such as MCWT (Michigan Council of Woman in Technology) on the west side of the state and WIT (woman in technology) at Davenport University. Linda was instrumental in creating our ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) student chapter for computer gaming. Linda focuses on the quality of the course materials, sharing best practices and mentoring instructors.
PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.