Areas of Interest
Barry Lunt’s research interests include the teaching of computing and technology and long-term computer data storage. This research has produced more than 70 publications, and he has served in the IT education community for over 15 years, including as the chair of the IT2008 model curriculum committee, and a member of the committees that produced the IT2017 model curriculum, the Computing Curricula 2005 report (CC2005) from the ACM, and are working on the CC2020 update to CC2005. He is presently the national chair of SIGITE, a SIG (Special Interest Group) of the ACM focused on IT Education.
Barry Lunt (Ph.D.) is a Full Professor in Information Technology, and has been with BYU since 1992. He currently serves as the Director of the School of Technology. He has also taught at Utah State University and Snow College. Prior to his work in academics he worked for seven years as a design engineer for IBM in Tucson, AZ. He has consulted for several companies along the Wasatch Front, and has worked summer internships for Bell Labs (now Lucent Technologies), Larson - Davis (Provo), IBM (Vermont), and Micron Technologies (Boise, ID and Lehi, UT). His research areas are long-term computer data storage and engineering and computing education. He is the proud father of five children and has eleven grandchildren.