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Michael Crowley, PhD

Teaching, Technology

Michael Crowley is the director of online programs and a professor of teaching (technology) at USC Iovine and Young Academy. He oversees operations of the Master of Science of Integrated Design, Business and Technology online program. In the undergraduate program, he teaches a course that focuses on materials in design.

Prof. Crowley worked for 20 years as a programmer, manager and project manager at Northrup Grumman. He came to the University of Southern California in 1999 as a full-time lecturer with the department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Thereafter, Crowley transitioned to become the director of Information Technology Program (ITP), a cutting-edge, hands-on program that offers courses in web development, new media, 3D animation, security, programming, video game design and programming, and other innovative topics in information technology. During Crowley’s tenure, the program expanded access to information technology courses to all USC students.

Prof. Crowley received his PhD in Computer Science from USC in 1997 and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.