Fred Strauss

  • Industry Professor

Fred Strauss
Research Interests
Software Engineering (Agile/Lean/Scrum) methodologies Systems Engineering Innovation and design Distributed Systems

Polytechnic University
Post Graduate Study, Computer Science

University of Southern California 1973
Post Graduate Studies, Systems Management

Arizona State University 1969
Bachelor of Science,

Polytechnic University 1977
Master of Science, Computer Science

SIGS Publications
Book and Magazine Editor
Editor for SIGS books and Magazines
From: January 1994 to January 2001

Dowling College
Assistant Professor
* Developed and delivered courseware and lectures for undergraduate studies in Information Systems, and Management disciplines * Developed and delivered courseware and lectures for graduate (MBA) level courses in Information Systems, Technology, and Management disciplines * Developed, and implemented programs consistent with institution goals and objectives * Developed and delivered general and customized courseware in information technology and systems to corporate clients * Chair and member of School of Business Curriculum Committee * Member Ph.D. program planning and formal proposal development team * Mentor for Cooperative Education and independent study students. Member Cooperative Education/Industry and Cooperative Education/Faculty advisory boards
From: January 1990 to May 1996

FJS Associates
Major Stock Exchange and PAR Systems . * Project Manager; System Architect; Software Engineer * Project Manager - Managed the planning, architecture development, and implementation of distributed object-oriented 3-tier client/server Broker and Specialist systems using state-of-the-art project management and design tools and techniques. * Software Engineering - planned and implemented Software Engineering life cycle processes - principles, practices, and standards based on ISO, IEEE, and SEI standards. Responsible for project management and system development process improvements in Key Process Areas. * Planned and designed the distributed architecture, centralized recovery system, and dynamic configuration environment for a broker support systems * Configuration Management and Development Support Manager - Implemented Configuration Management, WEB based document repository, and process improvement * Automated Test Tools - Responsible for the specification, design and implementation of automated test tools software products/scripts. Selected, and implemented vendor products.
From: January 1988 to February 1998

Bell laboratories/New York Telephone

  • Designed and programmed (UNIX/C)
  • Designed, developed and implemented the Network Specification Language (NSL).

From: January 1973 to August 1975

NYNEX/New York Telephone
Manager Organizational & Strategic Planning, Systems Analyst/Prog
* Formulated long-range information technology and strategic plans to insure the attainment of corporate objectives. Produced Six Year Data Communications/Office Systems Strategic Plans. • Researched, evaluated, and recommended new technologies * Developed and executed corporate plans for replacement of internal data network, including Request For Proposal, vendor selection, and funding * Developed and implemented corporate office information system architectures and products * Operations manager for the UNIX/C based Corporate Office Information Systems (COINS) and network supporting over 1000 users in the IS, Legal, Regulatory, and Network Engineering * Delivered mechanized systems and technical consulting services to client organizations to meet process improvement goals and objectives - increased productivity and improved quality * Designed and implemented information systems for client organizations utilizing structured and object-oriented system methodologies and CASE tools * Developed and implemented standards for system installation, testing, performance measurement, and training * Technical support for the internal BISCOM data communications network. Designed, programmed (UNIX/C), and implemented the Network Specification Language (NSL)
From: January 1973 to January 1982

AT&T Network Systems
Strategic Planning Manager, Regional Account Manager
* Developed strategy sales plans for new and emerging products for the NYNEX/SNET territory. Organizational sales in excess of 1B annually. * Identify and develop strategic solutions to meet client needs. Products included Central Office Local Area Networking, Packet Systems, and DOV multiplexes * Identified and pursued specific computer and communications sales opportunities. * Sold the first AT&T Packet Switching System. * Consistently met or exceeded assigned quota and revenue targets. Received sales awards * Developed and implemented VAR and VAD sales channel * Managed strategic and tactical territory marketing sales plans. Sales achievement award * Member Sales Program Development Teams (SPDT), USTA/UIS Showcase staff, Revenue Generation Task Force, and National Presentation Staff
From: May 1982 to February 1988

Journal Articles


  • Essential Coaches Book” (contributing co-author)
  • SIGS Publications (author, editor)
  • “The Corridor – Strategic Alliances”
  • 3 Referred publications



Authored/Edited Books



  • “The Essential Coaching Book: Secrets to a Winning Life”
  • Fred Strauss, Creating Your Intentions (chapter), iUniverse, Inc.
  • (2004) ISBN: 0-595-33048-7



Other Publications



  • “The Essential Coaching Book: Secrets to a Winning Life”
  • Fred Strauss, Creating Your Intentions (chapter), iUniverse, Inc.
  • (2004) ISBN: 0-595-33048-7


  • Award of Excellence - National Center for Disability Services - 1995
  • Outstanding Faculty Member - Dowling College, CIC - 1993
  • AT&T Outstanding Sales Award - 1986
  • AT&T Silver Sales Award for outstanding sales - 1983
  • New York State Medal for Conspicuous Service
  • United States Air Force Commendation Medal


IBM - Academic Initiative (formally IBM scholar) - Software Engin