Gerald D. Everett
Gerald D. Everett, Ph.D. has been designing, developing, and testing software systems for more than 40 years. Paralleling his corporate software development work, Jerry has spent 10 years as a university faculty member in Computer Sciences and Management Information Sciences departments. For the last 8 years, his career has focused on developing and delivering courses in software testing to IBM testing practitioners and consultants. Jerry’s efforts have resulted in 21 formal software testing courses ranging from 8-hour introductions to 40-hour workshops. His love of travel has been fulflled by IBM assign- ments to deliver these testing courses in Amsterdam, Austin, Atlanta, Bangalore, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Hersley, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Montpellier, Rome, San Francisco, Stuttgart, Tokyo, and Toronto. Paralleling his corporate software testing education delivery, he continues to be invited to deliver an average of 6 testing lectures per year to US universities.
Dr. Everett published Software Testing; Testing Across the Entire Software Development Life Cycle in 2007 which is enjoying adoption primarily by graduate level university courses. He is on the Board of Directors of the ASTQB and recently achieved his ISTQB Foundation Level testing certifcation by using only the ISTQB syllabus and his textbook for study materials.
Jerry’s newest professional interest is researching and piloting effective ways to teach software testing in virtual social worlds like Second Life.