Robert M. Erickson

15 Woodlawn Dr, Essex Junction, Vermont 05454-3341
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Professional Experience

Aug 1991 - present

Senior Lecturer

University of Vermont,

Burlington, Vermont

Instruct students in various computer courses. Currently working on ways to improve online education which also enhances the traditional face to face model. I try to work service learning and or real world projects into my courses. Course topics include word-processing, spreadsheets, database, electronic mail, programming, History of Computers and World Wide Web Design. Software includes Microsoft Office (I wrote the book for the class), Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, ASP, PHP, HTML, Pascal, UNIX, DOS, Windows. Students range from first year, seniors, to adults in continuing education. Duties include preparation of lectures, labs and all assignments. Class size averages 40 students.


Student Outstanding Faculty Award recipient, April 6, 2010

Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, November 29, 2007


Assessing the Credibility and Usability of a Website to Deliver Ecological Research Findings, Robert M. Erickson, USGS, $51,782, May 31, 2013


Aug 1990 - May 1991

Teaching Assistant

Clarkson University,

Potsdam, New York

Served as Director of MIS Computer Lab in charge of 25 PC computers serving the graduate students as well as undergraduates. Instructed, graded, advised and tested students in computer concepts, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, data flow diagramming, SQL, database design, Harvard Graphics, UNIX, VM/CMS, DOS.

May 1990 - Aug 1990

Computer Operator

Marble Bank,

Rutland, Vermont

Performed ATM processing, general ledger entry, monitored/corrected system error conditions on IBM System/36, processed / balanced inclearing and outgoing cash letter on NCR Tower Check, processed research requests on Treev Optical Retrieval System, participated in cross training of users.

May 1988 - Jul 1990


Hills Court,

East Dorset, Vermont

Analyzed inventory systems, programmed query applications for ad-hoc reporting, daily operations, night operations, data entry on an IBM System/36, responsible for training and supporting users.


2009 - 2013

Cooperative Research Units Program,

Reston, VA

Web Site, Created a Java program with ODBC to create a web site for the Cooperative Research Unit Program. Program reads data from a MySQL database (updated weekly) and creates website based on the information originally retrieved from Digital Measures software. Main purpose of site is to provide public access to scientific research of the scientist. See web site link above.

2008 - 2010

Vermont State Database

Waterbury, Vermont

Database, Worked with a large group of people (students and Biologist and other parties involved) to design and create a database to keep track of wildlife harvest and observation data gathered for the State of Vermont. Currently working on implementing database.

2006 - 2007

Vermont Youth Orchestra,

Colchester, Vermont

Student Database, Created a database to keep track of students, memberships, alumni, donations and billing for students, parents, donors and business involved with the Vermont Youth Orchestra

2001 - 2004

Cold Regions Research Lab,

Hanover, New Hampshire

Graphical Interface for Snow Models, Creating a graphical interface (Visual Basic) for various Fortran programs used to model the melting conditions of snow for flood damage control.

Winter 2000

Community Development and Applied Economics,

Burlington, Vermont

Community/Business matching program, Task is to finish, debug and improve a visual basic program that they will be using to match communities and business together. An interesting little project as the person who wrote most of the code had an interesting style.

Winter 1999

Wyeth Nutritionals,

Georgia, Vermont

Assay Program, Worked with several chemists in redesigning a program to input data to perform regression analysis using absorbance and concentration amounts read by a machine from test tubes. A Visual Basic Program that has completely automated the calculations as the input numbers have been entered.


Professional Programs UVM,

Burlington, Vermont

Database Implementation Worked with the Professional Program staff to implement a database system for keeping track of the programs offered and time lines for the programs.

Fall 1995

Bruggers Bagels,

Burlington, Vermont

Internship Creation Worked with the MIS manager to develop an internship program for students. Documented the current polling process for the company and developed a manual for use by interns over the coming semesters. Worked with MLINK Polling, OMRON polling and Excelnet Polling software. Paradox database systems both DOS and windows versions.

Fall 1994

Maple Research Center,

Burlington, Vermont

Spreadsheet Design Worked with a programmer and user in converting a FORTRAN program into a spreadsheet program. The goal of the program was to provide the Research Center with production cost analysis of producing maple syrup.

Summer 1993

Air Mouse Corporation,

Williston, Vermont

Menu Design Worked with a team to design and build the menu structure for an interactive television. Utilized Visual Basic as the main design aid. An interesting short term project that provided me with an insight of some of the things to come.


May 1991

Clarkson University,

Potsdam, New York

Master of Science - Management Information Systems

Analyst work: resort operations, banking operations.

Cumulative GPA 3.8 (4.0)

May 1987

Castleton State College,

Castleton, Vermont

Computer Information Systems.

Minor in Business Administration

Cumulative GPA 3.54 (4.0)

Volunteer Work


Photography, camping, reading, canoeing, hiking


Available upon request