Professor Emeritus in Computer Science
Encaenia Ceremony C, May 20, 2010
John DeDourek has been an outstanding teacher, a respected applied researcher and an exemplary colleague.
During a career at UNB that spanned nearly 40 years, he helped hundreds of students learn computer science subjects. He is known as a mentor and graduate supervisor who took a great interest in his students.
Prof. DeDourek made important contributions to the faculty of computer science and to the field of computing. He was instrumental in the development of a certificate program for professionals developing computer telephony integration applications for the call centre industry. He also collaborated with Salem Masry on Geographic Information Systems and on what would later become the CARIS software.
He worked with his colleagues to attract a great deal of research funding to UNB, and is co-author of four textbooks, which have been widely used around the world.
In addition to serving on Senate and countless university committees, Prof. DeDourek held several administrative positions, including director of graduate studies and assistant dean of computer science.
In 2007, he received a UNB Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to the university community.
In January 2009, only six months into his retirement, Prof. DeDourek returned to teaching as an Honorary Research Associate.