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Raymond P. Kirsch
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Contact Information
Office: Holroyd Hall, Room 137
Phone: 215-951-1206

Graduated with a BA in Mathematics from La Salle and became an Applications Engineer specializing in custom products for an OEM manufacturer. Did that for a couple years until I went to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where I earned a four-year certificate. While at the Academy, I was a mathematics tutor / part time teacher.  The latter led to a MS in Computational Mathematics / Computer Science from Drexel University.  And that led to the full-time, tenure position at La Salle University, in the Mathematics & Computer Science Department, that I have held since 1980.   While at La Salle, I earned a PhD in Computer Science at Temple University, served as a research consultant to the US Navy, and earned the rank of Associate Professor. I also exhibited my artwork in solo and group exhibitions, winning numerous awards.

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Technology Development Management
  • Network Theory
  • Healthcare Informatics


  • PhD in Computer Science, Temple University (1992)
  • MS in Computational Mathematics/Computer Science, Drexel University (1980)
  • Four-year Certificate from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1978)
  • BA in Mathematics, La Salle University (1972)


  • CIS 540 Network Theory
  • CIS 613 Software Engineering
  • CIS685 Capstone
  • INL 632 Technology Development Management
  • CSC 155 Introduction to Computing for Business
  • CSIT 220 Data Communication Networks
  • CSC480 Project Design
  • CSC481 Project Implementation
  • CSC15X Healthcare Informatics



  • R. Kirsch and M. McCoey, “DArt History: A ten year retrospective.”  Conference Proceedings Hawaii Conference on Arts and Humanities, January, 2008

Symposia & Workshops

  • Participant in Best Practices in Online Course Design, Three-week, on-line Workshop, La Salle University, March, 2012
  • Attended The 5th Annual Healthcare Informatics Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2012
  • Participant in Creating Student-Centered Instructional Design – A Matter of Style! , La Salle University, April, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Faculty Development Summer Institute: Powerful Technology Tools Series
    Session II: Sharing in the Cloud, La Salle University, May, 2012

Program offered online with some hybrid.

Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.

Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.
Program Director

La Salle University
Information Technology Leadership
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1136
Fax: 215.951.1805

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