MEET THE FACULTY
Aaron A. Boisseau, A+, Network+, Security +
“Mr. B” (as he is very affectionately known to all of the students and faculty) has over 10 years of teaching experience with computer technology. He understands and has taught both the Macintosh and the Windows operating systems. He started with Remington College as a Computer Graphics Instructor, but because of his extensive background, he was asked to teach the first class for the Computer Information Systems, and Computer Networking Technology departments. He has also taught Security+ concepts at many military bases and also NORAD, Northrop and NASA.
In college he studied Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Psychology. He is a certified Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist and uses these skills to teach relaxation techniques to relieve stress and improve performance. He believes in positive motivation, building self-confidence, and strives to empower students through improving self-esteem. He authored a class on positive motivation to teach principals of success, enhance self-confidence, increase retention, and improve self-esteem.
Richard Horne, A+, Network+, Security+
Richard, formally a native of St. Petersburg in Florida, relocated to Richmond California in early 2010. He has been in the information technology (IT) industry for over ten years and has CompTIA’s A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications.
Richard has worked with Fortune 500 companies (Kaiser Permanent, Twitter, Levis Strauss, Google and UBER) and taught at The Stride Center in Oakland, where he helped numerous students get CompTIA certified.
Richard is an avid sports fan who brings the same enthusiasm to his courses and students!
Paul Giomi, MBA
While at DeVry University, Paul has taught computer repair, computer operating systems, Cisco routing, Cisco switching, and other network related courses. During this time he have also taught adjunct courses in various computer networking and repair certification courses (A+, Network +, and Security +) at the English Center in Oakland CA and Unitek College in Fremont CA.
Prior to working at DeVry, Paul has worked for over ten years teaching at various institutions around the San Francisco Bay Area teaching computer and network related classes. This included the Masters Institute in San Jose CA (Feb. 1989 to July 1991) and the Computer Training Institute in San Jose CA (Aug. 1991 to Aug. 2000).
Paul is currently a CCAI (Cisco Certified Academic Instructor) qualified to teach the core courses that comprise Cisco’s Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification program. He earned a BA degree from Sonoma State University in Environmental Sciences and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Information Systems Management.
Sounthay Monakham, BS
I came here to the US as a Political Refugee at the age of 2. As immigrants, my family and I had to assimilate and appropriate. I chose the field of Computer Electronics/ Information Technology because it came naturally to me. Math was the only subject my father was able to help me with growing up due to the language barrier, so I was able to excel.
As soon as I earned my Associate of Science degree in Computer Electronics, I started my career working at Intel Corporation as a Validation Engineer and worked at an Intel R&D facility. My team and I tested microprocessors before they went into production.
After a Bachelor's degree, I landed at Touro University as a Desktop Support Technician. I started as a temporary employee and would work for 4 years in desktop support. After that, I was promoted to Applications Support Specialist. After 2 years of working on applications, I got promoted to a leadership position. My time at Touro has been nothing but insightful.
Technology has evolved and shape our workforce in many ways. The biggest advantage of choosing IT for a career is that it has a very low cost of education as compared to many other career choices. The IT industry is evolving faster than any other industry and for this reason, there’s always a significant demand for highly skilled workers. To be successful, it important to have the right mix of experience, education and certifications.