Insight 5th Ed._James J. Sherin

JAMES J. SHERIN UNIX Systems Administrator (Retired) University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Systems Greensburg, PA A pronounced figure in the fields of academia, mathematics and information technology, James J. Sherin retired in 2003 after more than 40 years of experience in his industry. Prior to his retirement, he worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Systems as a UNIX systems administrator, having originally joined the institution in 1997. During his tenure in this role, he worked on more than 40 SUN and IBM UNIX platforms of varying sizes. Mr. Sherin has since served as a part-time instructor at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in his retirement from the computer industry. Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Sherin served such entities as Thrift Drug Inc. as a systems administrator and Westinghouse Electric Corporation as a systems programmer, user consultant, manager and project leader. Additionally, he operated with Cray Research, Inc. as a presales analyst and Control Data Corporation as an onsite analyst. Mr. Sherin previously taught mathematics and drafting at the Rochester Area School District, in addition to working as a journeyman programmer for the United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Sherin previously pursued a formal education at Geneva College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1962. He also completed coursework toward a master’s degree at Duquesne University. In his civic-minded endeavors, he served as a volunteer scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, who bestowed upon him a Wood Badge and a Silver Beaver Award. Furthermore, he has run raffles through his local church. Accounting for his accomplishments, Mr. Sherin attributes his success to his skills as an effective communicator, as well as his terrific memory with numbers and mathematics. If you’re in a business where you have to help people find answers to problems, acting in a positive manner always gets better results.