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Emilia Butu

Emilia Butu is an experienced and enthusiastic educator, bringing a long and diverse industry experience to her classes, along with a diverse set of skills acquired throughout the years. Her education started with an Engineer Degree in Control Engineering and Computers, earned from Bucharest Technical University, Automatica School, followed by a Master’s of Science in Computer Science, and MBA in Business Management, earned from Southeastern University. She continued taking courses at George Mason University completing the course requirements for a doctoral degree in Computer Science.

In first 15 years of her career, professor Butu worked in computer related industry, acquiring and refining skills in software design and programming. Her portfolio includes software development in assembly language, C, and C++ with applications in industrial automatic systems, LISP, while building applications for industrial robots, Java custom programming, as well as business related applications in databases and website applications. With a considerable set of practical skills, she could bring an exciting experience in her courses, being able to conduct hands on experiential lessons in various disciplines.

At this point, Emilia Butu functions as full time Associate Professor in Computer Science at Northern Virginia Community College, and adjunct faculty at George Mason University. Over the years, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Business Management, as adjunct and full time faculty at Southeastern University, as well as adjunct faculty at several higher education institutions in the area, such as University of Maryland University College, Trinity University, Strayer University, Stratford University, and others.

She has also undertaken administrative tasks, building an online program from scratch at Southeastern University, where she was director for online learning, and later on, interim dean of Computer Science school. She also lead the Computer Science discipline at NVCC, being assistant dean for Mathematics and Computer Science in Alexandria campus, chair of the Computer Science cluster, lead faculty for students’ learning outcomes assessment, and, most recently, representing her division as lead faculty for the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at NOVA.

She is certified to teach online and hybrid using several learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, and Sakai. She is also certified by Quality Matters, in building and reviewing courses, based on the QM principles.

Emilia Butu conducts student centered classes, having her students’ success at heart, as instructor as well as faculty advisor.