Information, Research and Network Services

Administrative Assistant for Science/Phys. Ed. & Instructional Technology

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-9
First Name: 
Jani
Last Name: 
Houtz
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Staff
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1284
Bio: 

Jani Houtz is the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Science and Physical Education in the mornings and the Administrative Assistant for Instructional Technology in the afternoons. She has been a member of the USAO staff since 1997.

The Division of Science and Physical Education at USAO includes the majors of biology, chemistry, computer science -- scientific track, computer science -- MIS track, mathematics, natural science, physical education and physics.

Campus Building: 
Austin Hall
Office Location: 
210

Computer Technician

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0
First Name: 
Tom
Last Name: 
Coker
Professional Type: 
Staff
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1359
Bio: 

Tom Coker is a 2005 graduate of USAO who came to work at the college as a Computer Technician immediately after his graduation.

Tom is a part of the Office of Information Services and Technology at USAO. The team is responsible for administrative computer services, academic computer services, institutional research and assessment, telephone system maintenance and support and help desk support.

Campus Building: 
Austin Hall
Office Location: 
113

Vice President for Information Services and Technology

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-10
First Name: 
Lynn
Last Name: 
Boyce
Professional Type: 
Staff
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1215
Bio: 

As Vice President for Information Services and Technology, Lynn Boyce manages everything related to information services, the campus computer network and institutional research. She joined the USAO staff in 1992 and earned positions of increasing responsibility until her current appointment in 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree from USAO and an M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.

She is an active volunteer for campus charities and led two different teams of students to clean up storm-ravaged areas on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

Ms. Boyce also serves as treasurer (through 2013) of the Oklahoma Association of Institutional Research (OKAIR).

Campus Building: 
Austin Hall
Office Location: 
113

Computer Technician

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First Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Story
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Staff
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1275
Bio: 

Robert Story is a USAO alumnus holding a BA in Drama with emphases in Directing and Performance (2011). He worked at USAO as an RA at Lawson Court for two years while a student and then as a part time worker in Information Services for over a year. After a brief stint as an English language teacher in Nagoya, Japan, he returned to the USA and now works as a Computer Technician in USAO IS. 

Campus Building: 
Austin Hall
Office Location: 
113

PBX Operator & Admin. Assist. for Info., Research & Network Services

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-9
First Name: 
Callison
Last Name: 
Vaughan
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Staff
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Phone Number: 
405-224-3140
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Campus Building: 
Austin Hall
Office Location: 
113

Network Administrator

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-1
First Name: 
Adeel
Last Name: 
Siddiqui
Professional Type: 
Staff
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1319
Bio: 

Adeel Siddiqui is a 2003 graduate of USAO who came to work at the college immediately after his graduation.

Adeel is a part of the Office of Information, Research and Network Services at USAO. The team is responsible for administrative computer services, academic computer services, institutional research, telephone system maintenance/support and general IT-related help desk support.

Adeel started out as a student technician in the IT department at USAO, and then got a full-time position as computer technician after graduating. Adeel got promoted to Network Specialist in 2005, and subsequently his title was changed to Network Administrator in 2009.

During his time as a USAO employee, Adeel has also taught classes at USAO as an adjunct faculty member. He also periodically holds professional development sessions at USAO where he trains USAO employees to use the various elements of technology at USAO.

EDUCATION:  

December 2003
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
(Minor in Mathematics)
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma


JOB DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS:

Main:

  • network services - infrastructure installation, maintenance, administration & troubleshooting (including but not limited to: resolving fiber-optic, ethernet, & wireless connectivity issues);
  • telephone services - installation, support and repair;
  • fiber-optic services - deployment, support, management.

Ancillary:

  • software installation and maintenance;
  • hardware installation and maintenance;
  • general technical support;
  • computer repair.

Also involved in effective management of financial resources, employee/project supervision, and R&D for technological initiatives at USAO.

Extensive experience with:

  • Extreme Networks ® switches/routers;
  • Fortinet ® (Fortigate ®) firewall appliance;
  • Inter-Tel/Mitel ® digital and analog PBX/telephone system;
  • Impulse SafeConnect ® NAC (Network Access Control) appliance;
  • Microsoft Hyper-V ® server virtualization;
  • Layer 2/3 network implementation;
  • Operating systems: Windows 2000/2003/2008 server, XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X, Linux;
  • TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, NAT, Active Directory, LDAP, enterprise-level SSL-VPN implementation, NAC implementation;
  • Copper/ethernet, wireless and fiber-optic networks (inclusive of hardware implementation/management/administration);
  • Audio/Video hardware deployment/management (including but not limited to: LCD projectors, SmartBoard interactive media, H.323 video-conferencing, digital signage, and video-surveillance systems);

Certified Fiber Optic Technician with The Fiber Optic Association, Inc. (2005)

Currently working on obtaining Apple Tech, and MCSE certifications.


Click on a the following links to see some of Adeel's network wiring cleanup jobs (before and after pictures) at USAO:


LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English & Urdu (written and spoken), Hindi (spoken), Arabic (written).

 

Campus Building: 
Austin Hall
Office Location: 
113
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