Assistant Provost
John '54 and Irene '58 Dale Professor of Information Technology, Computer Science, and Mathematics
Department
of Mathematics and Department of Information Technology & Computer Science
Juniata
College
These Are A Few of My Favorite Links
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Helpful advice on summer research and graduate school in Computer Science:
Computing Community Consortium
Where our ITCS students end up:
ITCS Department Post Graduation Placements
Spring 2020 Courses:
Course Number  Course Title  Course Syllabus 
Mathematics 103  Quantitative Methods  MA 103 syllabus 
Computer Science 240  Computer Science II 

Computer Science 315  Analysis and Algorithms  CS 315 syllabus 
CS 480 / 481 
CS and IT Seminar  CsItSeminar syllabus 
CS 485 
CS and IT Research  CsItResearch syllabus 
Course Number  Course Title  Course Syllabus 
Mathematics 103  Quantitative Methods  MA 103 syllabus 
Mathematics 110 (course now offered as MA 160)  Linear Algebra  MA 110 syllabus 
Mathematics 116 (4 credits w/QS)  Discrete Structures  MA 116 syllabus 
Mathematics 130  Calculus I  MA 130 syllabus 
Mathematics 303  Math Modeling  MA 303 syllabus 
Mathematical Modeling  Muenster University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) also known as Fachhochschule Muenster (FHM) 
Modeling Syllabus 
Mathematics/Computer Science 310 (course discontinued)  Discrete Computational Structures  CS 310 Syllabus 
Mathematics/Computer Science 340  Numerical Analysis  MA/CS 340 syllabus 
Computer Science 101  Intro. to Computer Science  CS 101 syllabus 
Computer Science 110 (C++ based)  Computer Science I  CS 110 syllabus 
Computer Science 110 (Java based)  Computer Science I  CS 110 syllabus 
Computer Science 240  Computer Science II 

Computer Science 315  Analysis and Algorithms  CS 315 syllabus 
Computer Science 330  Computer Graphics  CS 330 syllabus 
Computer Science 390  391 X  Computer Science in Germany  CS 390  391 X syllabus 
CS 480 / 481 
CS and IT Seminar  CsItSeminar syllabus 
CS 485 
CS and IT Research  CsItResearch syllabus 
Algorithmen und Data Strukturen  Fachhochschule Muenster, Fall 2006  Algorithmen und Data Strukturen 
Graphical Programming  Fachhochschule Muenster, Fall 2006  Graphical Programming 
Graphical Programming  Fachhochschule Muenster, Summer 2009  Graphical Programming 
Information Technology 110  Principles of IT  IT 110 syllabus 
Information Technology 111  Principles of IT  IT 111 syllabus 
I4I  Innovations for Industry 
Office: Brumbaugh Science Center C205
A
Office Hours
Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science
Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Phone: (814) 6413595
FAX: (814) 6413615
Email: kruse@juniata.edu
My recent research has focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), and assesIng Quantitative Reasoning and Critical Thinking skills in particular. My mentor (and Juniata "Hall of Fame" faculty member) Dave Drews and I had our article published in the July 2013 of IJSoTL. I am a member of the board of Juniata's James Lakso Center for Teaching and Learning (assuming Directorship for the 201213 Academic year), which coincides nicely with my work as a Teagle Teaching and Learning Scholar (here is an overview, from Change magazine, on performance tasks, as well as our Biographies), where I facilitated workshops on the development of Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Performance Tasks. Besides being named a Teagle Scholar, during the 201011 academic year I received the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Teaching Award for the Allegheny Mountain Section, I was promoted to Full Professor, and I was honored with the John '54 and Irene '58 Dale Endowed Professorship in IT, CS, and Math. What a year. I also serve on Juniata's ACE Leadership team for Internationalization. In 201112 our group wrote the application for the Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, and we were one of five institutions selected! 201617 was pretty amazing as well: Awards News, Awards Ceremony (check it at 45:30, Beachley Announcement. My other research interests include Algorithmic Experimentation, Scientific Computing, and Parallel Computing. My Ph.D. thesis (Parallel Nonconforming Spectral Element Solution of the Incompressible NavierStokes Equations in Three Dimensions – Advisor: Dr. Paul Fischer, 1997) was in computational fluid dynamics. Paul Fischer is amazing, both personally and professionally, and I'm not the only one who thinks so... A visualization of one flow that I have studied is at the following link: http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~fischer/cfd/noncon.html .
If you are interested, here's a link to a more detailed biography.
Pure SoTL "gold" from colleague Jay Hosler, on student motivation:
2020 Joint Math MeetingsMaplePageRank 2016 AMC Luncheon 2015 Bookend Seminar on Summer Read, in Juniata Voices 2003 ITSCE "Magic Numbers" 2005 Joint Math Meetings Paper 2005 Joint Math Meetings Slides 2006 FHMuenster Slides 2007 Local MAA 2006 Sabbatical Report Slides 2008 Bookend Seminar SoTL Lunch, Mar 2009 2010 Joint Math Meetings Slides I4I, Capstone Design Conference, w/Bill Thomas SoTL BrownBag Lunch, March 2010 2012 Joint Math Meeting Slides IJSoTL Paper, July 2013 2014 PACS Algorithms Slides 2014 AIEA Slides
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Evolve, Act"
To learn more about algorithms, click on CS 315 syllabus
Oh, my nickname is Jerry. That's with a "J," not a "G."
So I also answer to Jerry Kruse. I started running in 2008, and love it. My wife and kids think this video pretty much captures my attitude for running. I've completed a bunch of 5K's, a 10K, a minitriathlon, and most recently a halfmarathon. Yea for me...
Coorganizer of CCSCE 2010, hosted at Juniata College Oct. 1516: with a picture of the organizers, keynote and banquet speakers.
Change Magazine Article, Mar/Apr 2010: Taking Teaching To Task
My sister runs Critter Camp, a small animal rescue.