Patricia A. McQuaid | testing experience
Patricia A. McQuaid, Ph.D., is a Professor of Information Systems at California Polytechnic State University, USA. She has taught in both the Colleges of Business and Engineering throughout her career and has worked in industry in the banking and manufacturing industries. Her research interests include software testing, software project management, software quality, and software process improvement.
She is the co-founder and President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB). She has been the person in charge for the Americas, for the Second and Third World Congresses for Software Quality, held in Japan in 2000 and Germany in 2005. She is the Associate Director for the upcoming Fourth World Congress for Software Quality, to be held in the Washington, D.C. area in September, 2008.
She has a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering, a masters degree in Business, an undergraduate degree in Accounting, and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She is a Certified Tester – Foundation Level (CTFL), through the ISTQB, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board. Patricia is a member of IEEE, and a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). She is an Associate Editor for the Software Quality Professional journal, and also participates on ASQ‟s Software Division Council. She was a contributing author to both Volumes I and II of the Fundamental Concepts for the Software Quality Engineer (ASQ Quality Press) books, and is one of the authors of the forthcoming ASQ Software Quality Engineering Handbook (ASQ Quality Press).