With an educational background in Information Systems and more than fourteen years of experience in industry, Dr. Melesa Poole has an extensive background in systems development. A former software engineer, business owner, and independent consultant, Dr. Poole joined Liberty in 2009 where she has taught classes in programming, database, business communications, human-computer interaction, and hardware. She is a published author in Decision Sciences, and her research interest includes Human Information Processing. Before beginning her career in systems development, Dr. Poole was a sole-practitioner with her own CPA practice. She is a member of various professional organizations including the AICPA, AIS, and AFCEA. She is also active in the children’s ministry at her church.