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Newsmaker: Frederick Kohun

| Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 12:00 p.m.

Residence : Sewickley

Age : 54

Family : Wife, Christine; daughters, Jordan, 20, and Alex, 17.

Education : Bachelor's degree in economics from Georgetown University, 1974; master's degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh, 1976; master's degree in information science from Pitt, 1986; doctorate in applied history in technology from Carnegie Mellon University, 1990.

Occupation : Associate dean of graduate programs and a professor of computer and information systems at Robert Morris University's School of Communications and Information Systems. An avid mountain biker and teacher for 31 years, he created a Doctor of Science in Information Systems and Communications program eight years ago. The program boasts an 89 percent success rate and has graduated 92 people.

Noteworthy : Named the 2007 Computer Educator of the Year by the International Association for Computer Information Systems. He will receive the award in October at the organization's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Quote : "I really don't feel that I deserve this. The people who have received this in the past were big names, huge names."

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