Professor Kurt E. Huenemann has more than 25 years of IT experience, and has worked with several generations of computing technology. Early experience as a system administrator for Prime minicomputers in the 1980s was followed by the introduction of IBM PCs to the Heidelberg campus, then a wave of Macintosh systems as the standard desktop computer, leading to the construction of the first inter-building campus networks using AppleTalk and first connecting Heidelberg to the Internet in 1990.
The HeiTECH 2000 initiative, launched in 1997, provided for the construction of Heidelberg’s modern fiber-optic network infrastructure, the implementation of Banner administrative software and the move to Windows computers on campus desktops. Mr. Huenemann received extensive Oracle training and was the first DBA during the university’s Banner implementation and rollout. He has also been system administrator on a variety of Solaris and Unix computers used as database and web platforms. He configures the switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points and other devices which comprise the campus data network.
Professor Huenemann recently taught courses in computer science include Data Communication and Networking, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, and System and Network Administration.
After hours, Professor Huenemann is actively involved with the music program at Trinity United Church of Christ, the Kiwanis Club of Tiffin and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.