Carol Cusano, PhD

Part-Time Professor, School of Technology

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Web Design & Development 
  • Computer & Information Literacy
  • Operating Systems Administration & Systems Programming (LINUX, UNIX, Windows)
  • Network/Server Administration
  • Cloud Computing
  • Security/Cybersecurity 
  • C/C++ /Visual Basic/.NET /Java/Python Programming
  • Systems Analysis/Design
  • SQL Programming/Database Management 
  • Interface Usability/Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation/Automata



  • PhD -  Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University, 2002
  • MLS -  Library/Information Science; Art History minor, University at Albany, 1986
  • BS -  Fine Arts/Painting, College of Saint Rose, 1985
  • Additional Coursework: Graduate School of Education, University at Albany, 1994



Visually Searching the World Wide Web for Content: a Study of Two Search Interfaces


 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Data Visualization
  • Data Accessibility
  • Interface Design and Usability
  • Algorithm design
  • Social Media & Society

Select Publications:

  • NYS Association for Transportation Engineers 2002 Conference. “The Relevance and Use of the World Wide Web in Transportation”
  • Fleet National Bank Internet Systems/Global Technologies Seminar: 2003. “Emerging Web Technologies for Financial Services”
  • Kern, Steven. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute List of Paintings in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1992. (Research contribution)


 Select Professional Experience:

  • Proprietor/Web Designer/Project Manager. 2B Web Design & Data Visualization
  • Lecturer, Department of Computer Science State University of New York at Albany
  • Lead Instructor, Networking & Security Technologies, Bryant & Stratton College
  • Associate Professor; Information Technology Department Chair, Mildred Elley College
  • Associate Professor, Computer Information Science, Southern Vermont College
  • Infrastructure Manager, Internet Banking Products. Bank of America/FleetBoston Financial
  • Web Services & Systems Manager, NYS Department of Transportation.
  • UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator, General Electric Power Systems
  • Web Systems Administrator; Web Application Developer, NYS Office of Real Property Services