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
Prior serving as a faculty member at UC, Dr. Ronald Sperano has years of experience and in the IT industry. Roles have included Professional Presenter with the Jack Morton Marketing firm and Department Chair of IT and Business at Everglades University in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to working with Everglades University, 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 (later purchased by Lenovo). In this role Dr. Sperano was responsible for worldwide marketing initiatives and strategy for PCD's wireless initiatives including 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 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 New Shade of Blue. He also was a chapter author in the Marketing Wireless Products book. Dr. Sperano served three years in the Military in the Army Signal Corps.