PhD Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University, 2002
EdS Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University, 1999
MBA Marketing, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1974
BBA Automatic Data Processing, 1971
Dr. Ronald Sperano is currently an adjunct professor of Information Technology and Business. He was an independent IT consultant for the Jack Morton Marketing firm. Previously, he was the Department Chair of IT and Business at Everglades University in Boca Raton, Florida. Before Everglades, Dr. Sperano was the Director of Product Management for WalkAbout Computers, subsequently purchased by DRS Technologies, both of which manufactured rugged Tablet PCs. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Sperano held the position of Program Director, Mobile Market Development for the IBM Personal Computer Division (purchased by Lenovo). Dr. Sperano was responsible for worldwide marketing initiatives and strategy for PCD's wireless initiatives involving Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ir, and Cellular. Before becoming involved with wireless technologies, Dr. Sperano was the worldwide Marketing Manager for the Ultraportable segment of the notebook computer market responsible for the conception, development, introduction, and launch of many of the IBM ThinkPad products. During his 30-year IBM career, Dr. Sperano has been involved with Handhelds through Mainframes. He was one of the original members of the IBM ThinkPad brand team, which was the subject of a book: ThinkPad: A Different Shade of Blue. He was also a chapter author in the Marketing Wireless Products book. Dr. Sperano served three years in the Military (Army Signal Corps.).