Karl Reimers is serving at the University of Mount Olive (UMO). He received his Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in 2005 specializing in Computing Technology in Education. He is currently a full-time faculty member in the Management Information Systems (MIS) program where he instructs courses in computer information systems and accounting. During the past 11 years, Karl Reimers has served in accounting and MIS leadership roles, curriculum and program development, and program assessment. Combing the disciplines of teaching and research, Karl Reimers has specialized in having many of his students develop web-based learning tutorials which help to educate the populous as well as many other UMO stakeholders. In addition, the learning tutorials provide content rich platforms which support both seated and online learning environments. Furthermore, Karl Reimers has integrated Information/Technology (IT) skills into IT and project management courses which track to Microsoft Office and vendor neutral computing/IT certifications. Dr. Reimers has recently made it possible for students to take IT certification exams at UMO through a partnership formed with CompTIA and Pearson Vue. Lastly, Karl Reimers will be applying for the rank of full professor at the University of Mount Olive.
Research conducted by Karl Reimers is displayed on the "Publications" page. Major areas of research involve the educational benefits of web-based learning tutorials that address end-user computer security, office application skills, and the use of Web 2.0 technologies and its implications for seated, collaborative, and online learning environments. Dr. Reimers focuses on the practical aspects of research- those that give liberal arts students greater opportunities for gainful employment upon completing their undergraduate degree. Dr. Reimers plans to publish at least two papers in the preceding academic year; and, one of the papers will center on a web-based learning tutorial that is developed using a "project management approach." Under the direction of the project sponsor, Karl Reimers, the learning tutorial was constructed by students with the main goal of preparing students and other learners to take and pass a project management certification test- CompTIA Project+ .